Sky Pencil Holly

Sky Pencil Holly

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Vertical Growth & Year-Round Evergreen Foliage

The Japanese Sky Pencil Holly shrub quite literally makes an exclamation mark in your landscape! Introduced in 1992 by the National Arboretum in Washington, DC.

The ilex Sky Pencil Japanese Holly features a narrow, columnar form, making it an ideal choice for garden design, small areas, or specimen plants. Its dark green foliage holds color year-round, and theĀ small evergreen treeĀ produces showy purple berries in the fall on female plants. Also produces dainty creamy white flowers in early spring.

The Japanese pencil trees grow great for use as a vertical accent plant, near entryways, or as a privacy screen or narrow hedge. You can also plant it in a large container for an elegant, formal appearance. TheĀ green pencil shrubĀ maintains its columnar shape and growth habit without any pruning.

Cold Hardy Evergreen Shrub!

This Japanese holly ilex crenata sky pencil, as it is named botanically, will grow best in full sun to partial shade needed to keep theĀ green-colored leaves. Grow this plant across the United States in the Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5-9. It is very cold hardy!

We hope you love our Sky Pencil Holly for sale. Easy to grow, easy to maintain, and free of pests and diseasesā€¦ it is the package deal!

Check out our otherĀ Holly ShrubsĀ for sale.

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Botanical Name
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Dark green

Flower Color

Mature Width
2-3 ft

Mature Height
8-10 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Beautiful drift roses

I was super amazed and pleased to see the beautiful, blooming drift roses when I opened the boxes. One box must have been thrown in shipping as one pot was higher and partially on top of the other. The one on the bottom had a broken limb. Otherwise, the plants are absolutely beautiful and lush. They will be planted this weekend. I will order from you again!

Jeannie L.
United States United States

This is the place!

If you want healthy, beautiful plants sent to you Perfect Plants is the place. They take great care to carefully wrap them and place them in a box to ensure quality. Thanks you guys


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Jeannie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Sky Pencil Holly! We appreciate the feed back and your honesty. We're so glad that you were completely satisfied with the plant and its packaging. Happy planting, Shirley

United States United States

Holly pencil

All the plants died after a few weekā€™s disappointing


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for purchasing your Sky Pencils with us here at Perfect Plants Nursery. We're sorry to hear about the experience you had with them. All of our plants do come with a 1-month warranty (with the possibility to extend that warranty to a year) so any customer has the potential to contact us and we'll gladly take care of them. Best, Shirley

United States United States

Poor plants.

All the plants died. Disappointed


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for choosing Perfect Plants for your garden needs! We're sorry to hear that your Sky Pencil Hollies came in bad condition, we'll be happy to take care of you! Please send us photos over, of your plants, to: to have one of our amazing customer service representatives help you out! Best, Shirley

Julie D.
United States United States


I just got them in the ground. Was waiting for the scorching Alabama summer heat to subside. They are so healthy. Looking forward to watching them grow. All of the plants I purchased were great quality and super healthy. Thank you to the whole team for providing such wonderful plants! I will be purchasing more form Perfect Plants for sure!


Perfect Plants Nursery

We aim to bring joy and beauty to your garden, and it sounds like we hit the bullseye. Your satisfaction is what makes us smile and give each other high-fives. We can't wait to assist you with more plant purchases in the future. Your garden is going to be the envy of the neighborhood, my friend! If you ever need more plant advice or just feel like chatting about all things green, you know where to find us.

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