Sky Pencil Holly

Sky Pencil Holly

49 Reviews
Regular price $49.95 Sale price $18.95 62% off

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
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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 the small evergreen tree 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. The green pencil shrub 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 the 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 diseases… it is the package deal!

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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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Will P.
United States United States

So far a perfect experience

I had intended to search for clumping bamboo for a 30 ft fence needed a privacy shield. The cost of the bamboo was higher than I anticipated. I had purchased Star Jasmine from Perfect Plants previously and was impressed with the efficient packaging and overall customer service. Speaking with a customer service rep from Perfect plants, Kendall suggested their Sky Pencil Holly as an alternative to the bamboo. I ordered 10 plants and they arrived in “perfect” condition. All plants were healthy and look nice against my fence. I will use Perfect Plants in the future without hesitation.

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Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Will, I'm thrilled to hear that the Sky Pencil Holly plants are looking fantastic against your fence. It sounds like you had a little fencing fiasco that turned fabulous with the help of our friendly customer service rep, Kendall. If you ever have any more gardening adventures or need some plant parenting advice, don't hesitate to reach out, we'll be more than happy to help! Happy planting, Shirley

Heide S.
United States United States

Beautiful color decent planting size

Plants came well packaged, nice size, pretty green color.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Heide, Thanks for leaving a review and sharing your thoughts with us. We're so glad to hear that your Sky Pencil Hollies arrived well-packaged and in great condition! Best, Shirley

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Brett H.
United States United States

Great product, Shipped well, Healthy and beautiful

Easy to find what I was looking for, easy to order, fast shipping (clear across US), all 16 plants arrived healthy and in great shape. I will definitely order more products from Perfect Plants Nursery!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Brett, Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with My Perfect Plants Nursery. It's always great to know that our customers find it easy to navigate our website and make their purchases hassle-free. We work hard to carefully package and ship our plants, so it's fantastic to hear that they arrived at their destination in such fantastic condition. If you have any questions or need any assistance in choosing your next plants, please don't hesitate to reach out. Happy gardening, and thanks again for choosing My Perfect Plants Nursery. Best, Shirley

United States United States

Sky pencil holly

Health hardy plants. Boxed well and sent quickly. I highly recommend


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Anon! Great to hear that you are happy with your order! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a positive review. We are delighted to know that the plants arrived in good health and that you were pleased with the speedy delivery and packaging. If you need any further assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to hear from you again soon. Best, Shirley

Nora F.
United States United States

From Ordering to Delivery, All Was Perfect

Great experience overall, from prices and ease of ordering (and customer phone service, yay!) to careful handling and fast delivery by UPS and the beautiful shape of my plants upon arrival. I'm already recommending Perfect Plants to others. N.F., Virginia Beach, Va.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hello Nora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and to recommend us to others! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with our nursery. I hope you are enjoying your Sky Pencil Holly. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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