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Japanese Sky Pencil Holly

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$108.00
 
Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantSummer to fall
 
  • Architectural Elegance: The Japanese Sky Pencil Holly stands tall with its unique columnar form, effortlessly bringing structural beauty to gardens.
  • Year-Round Brilliance: With lustrous, deep green leaves throughout all seasons, this Holly variety ensures unending visual interest.
  • Landscape Versatility: Ideal for tight spaces, borders, or as a privacy screen, it also thrives in containers, showcasing adaptability to a wide range of garden settings and design aspirations.
 

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Japanese Sky Pencil Holly, scientifically classified as Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil', stands as an emblem of vertical elegance in the world of evergreen shrubs. Recognized for its slender, skyward growth, this plant serves as a verdant punctuation mark in modern gardens and classic landscapes alike. Flourishing in a myriad of climates, the Sky Pencil Holly becomes the focal point in outdoor settings, making it an indispensable choice for gardening enthusiasts aiming to add a touch of sophisticated greenery to their exterior spaces.

Growth rate: Reaches a height of 8 ft and approximately 2-3 ft wide at maturity

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Generally low-maintenance in terms of pruning. To retain its slender shape or desired height, engage in light pruning during early spring.

Fertilization: Feed with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to foster vibrant growth and leaf color.

Winter Protection: In areas where winters are particularly harsh, or there's a prevalence of strong winds and heavy snowfall, consider protective measures. This could include wrapping or using shields to prevent potential damage.


Select a location with good drainage and either full sun or partial shade. Excavate a hole approximately double the width of the root ball, ensuring its depth is the same as the root ball's height. Position the Holly in the center of this hole, making sure the root ball's top aligns with the soil surface. Refill the hole with the excavated soil, pressing down gently to eliminate air pockets. Provide a generous amount of water post-planting. A mulch layer around the base, kept slightly away from the trunk, will assist in moisture retention and weed deterrence.

Position the Japanese Sky Pencil Holly in an area where it can receive ample sunlight, preferably full sun to partial shade. Regular watering, especially in its formative stages, ensures optimal growth, though established plants can handle occasional droughts.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

In cases of extreme cold or hot weather, we may temporarily delay shipping to ensure the well-being of your plants. Our primary focus is on delivering healthy and thriving plants to you. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to notify you of any delays promptly.

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At Simply Trees, we're committed to your satisfaction. If your plants arrive considerably damaged or sustained damage beyond the point of recovery, please contact us within five days at sales@simplytrees.store with clear photos for assistance. Our 30-day guarantee covers issues after planting, subject to our terms and conditions. We can't cover plants in the wrong climate or with inadequate care, but we're here to help in other situations. For a detailed understanding of our 30-day guarantee and how we ensure a fair process, click here to learn more.

USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 5-9

Japanese Sky Pencil Holly thrives in USDA Zones 5-9. These areas are marked by moderately cold winters and temperate summers. The shrub's slender design coupled with its adaptability to varying soil types makes it a preferred ornamental choice in these zones.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!