Compacta Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'


Member Price: $39.95

Compacta Inkberry
Compacta Inkberry
Compacta Inkberry

Compacta Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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The Compacta Inkberry (Ilex glabra 'Compacta') is a versatile and attractive evergreen shrub that adds structure and year-round interest to any garden. This dwarf variety of inkberry is particularly well-suited for smaller spaces or as a low hedge, due to its dense, compact growth habit.

The Overall Plant

Compacta Inkberry is a hardy, evergreen shrub that typically grows to a height and width of 4-6 feet, making it an excellent choice for small gardens or tight spaces. It is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 4-9, allowing it to thrive in a wide range of climates. This shrub features a dense, rounded growth habit and can be pruned to maintain its shape or to create a low hedge. The Compacta Inkberry is low-maintenance and adaptable to various soil types, although it prefers moist, acidic, well-drained soil. It performs best in full sun to partial shade.

The Foliage

The foliage of the Compacta Inkberry is one of its most attractive features. The leaves are small, glossy, and dark green, giving the shrub a lush and healthy appearance throughout the year. In addition to providing year-round color, the dense foliage makes this shrub an excellent choice for privacy screens or hedges, as well as a great backdrop for other plants in the landscape.

The Fruit

Although Compacta Inkberry does produce inconspicuous, greenish-white flowers in late spring, the real interest comes from the small, black fruit that follows. These round, inkberry-like drupes appear in late summer and persist through the winter, providing a food source for birds and other wildlife. The contrast between the dark fruit and the glossy, green foliage creates visual interest and adds an additional layer of appeal to this versatile shrub.

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Mature height: 4-6 ft.

Mature width: 4-6 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Slow

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 4-9