Ilex glabra 'Nordic™'

Inkberry Holly


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to shape in the spring, and will tolerate shearing if you want. It may try to spread, so remove unwanted shoots that appear at ground level.

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This is an excellent evergreen shrub for the woodland garden.

  • Quite cold hardy
  • Male selection = no berries
  • Slow-growing shrub with lustrous foliage

Plant to grow naturally in moist woodland gardens or by streams or ponds. It can also grow in more formal shrub borders or house foundation plantings. Will do best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 3-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Inkberry Holly:

Inkberry prefers moist soils that are rich in organic matter and that are slightly acidic in pH. This shrub will tolerate poorly drained and wet soils.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Evergreen
  • Winter Interest
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Disease Resistant
  • Cold Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained