Shamrock Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'


Member Price: $39.95

Shamrock Inkberry
Shamrock Inkberry
Shamrock Inkberry

Shamrock Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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Shamrock Inkberry (Ilex glabra 'Shamrock') is a compact, native evergreen shrub valued for its adaptability, dense foliage, and low-maintenance nature. It is well-suited for foundation plantings, hedges, or as a specimen plant in various landscapes.

The Overall Plant

Shamrock Inkberry is a cultivar of the native inkberry species, Ilex glabra, which is indigenous to the eastern United States. It typically grows to a height of 4 to 5 feet and a spread of 4 to 5 feet, making it more compact than the species. This slow-growing evergreen is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 9, and it is tolerant of various soil types, including wet and boggy conditions. The shrub prefers full sun to partial shade and is salt-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for coastal landscapes.

The Foliage

The dense, dark green foliage of the Shamrock Inkberry is one of its most attractive features. The plant produces simple, elliptical leaves that retain their color throughout the year, providing year-round interest in the landscape. The foliage offers a rich backdrop for the plant's small white flowers and glossy black fruit, making it an attractive addition to any garden.

The Flowers and Fruit

Shamrock Inkberry produces small, inconspicuous white flowers in late spring to early summer. Although the flowers are not particularly showy, they provide a subtle accent to the plant's foliage. Following the bloom period, the flowers give way to small, round, glossy black fruit that persists into the winter months. The fruit serves as an important food source for birds and other wildlife, making Shamrock Inkberry a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 4-5 ft.

Mature width: 4-5 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 4-9