GEM BOX® Ilex
(Inkberry Holly) Do you love the look of Boxwood but have trouble growing them? GEM BOX®, an Inkberry Holly, is the perfect alternative. Standing 2-3 foot tall and wide, this compact broad leaf evergreen forms a dense ball shaped mound. GEM BOX® has dainty, dark green evergreen foliage that will show burgundy colors on the new growth. It displays great all-around branching, so the foliage appears completely from the ground up. Consider using GEM BOX® as a border, small hedge, in mass, or in container design use. In full sun to part shade locations with moist acidic soil is where GEM BOX® grows best. This deer resistant shrub is a PROVEN WINNERS®® COLORCHOCIE® Flowering Shrub.
Common Name: Holly – Inkberry
Plant Type: Shrub
Brand: PROVEN WINNERS® COLORCHOICE® Flowering Shrubs
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 2 – 3 Feet
Max Spread: 2 – 3 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Bee-Friendly, Songbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist, Wet
Attributes: Compact Shrub, Evergreen
Design Use: Border, Container, Massing, Specimen, Waters Edge or Bog
Growth Habit: Mounding
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter