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Arboretum: Inkberry Holly

Inkberry Holly

Ilex glabra


Native to eastern United States. Typically found in swamps and wet areas. An evergreen shrub to 8' with glossy dark green leaves. Small black berries are borne on female plants. Prefers full sun to partial shade in acidic soil with adequate moisture. Somewhat salt tolerant.

Family: Aquifoliaceae
Type: Native
Origin: Eastern United States
Season: Spring

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