Dwarf Inkberry 'Shamrock'

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'
Hardy zones 4-9.
A slow growing, broadleaf evergreen holly with shiny, lustrous dark green leaves
and an upright-rounded habit. Spineless.

Height 3-4 ft x spread 3-4 ft.

Full sun to part shade. 

Soil: medium to wet locations.

Greenish-white blooms in May to June are relatively inconspicuous.

If pollinated, female flowers give way to pea-sized, jet black, berry-like drupes (inkberries) which mature in early fall and persist throughout winter to early spring unless consumed by local bird populations.

Good winter interest. Attracts birds. Low maintenance.