Gem Box® Inkberry Holly
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Gem Box® Inkberry Holly

Gem Box® Inkberry Holly

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Gem Box® Ilex glabra 'SMNIGAB17' USPP 27,554


Another native alternative to boxwood, Gem Box® Holly sports a dense, ball-shaped form, topping out at 3 feet. Perfectly sized for container plantings, hedges, or as a well-behaved accent. Gem Box® Holly is a very good boxwood replacement.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Gem Box Holly is a another new and very nice replacement plant for both dwarf boxwood and Soft Touch Holly. With little effort, this dwarf inkberry holly makes a really nice low growing hedge along sidewalks and driveways. As with any holly, full sun and well drained soil is a good idea. I love to plant these as a hedge patterned like a snake curling through a large planting bed, Drift Roses look nice as accents along the way. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1