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Ilex glabra Proven Winners® Color Choice® Gem Box®

'SMNIGAB17' Inkberry

This cool new dwarf, broadleaf evergreen looks more like a boxwood than an inkberry. A dense, ball-shaped plant, Gem Box ilex has small, dainty, dark green leaves with attractive red tips during the spring flush. It maintains good branching right to the ground so it never looks bare-legged like other cultivars may. It's great as a small evergreen hedge or used as a container specimen in milder climates.


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5-9
  • Height:2-3 Feet
  • Spread:2-3 Feet

Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Container
Hedge
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Exposure
Sun
Part Sun

This cool new dwarf, broadleaf evergreen looks more like a boxwood than an inkberry. A dense, ball-shaped plant, Gem Box ilex has small, dainty, dark green leaves with attractive red tips during the spring flush. It maintains good branching right to the ground so it never looks bare-legged like other cultivars may. It's great as a small evergreen hedge or used as a container specimen in milder climates.