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Gem Box® Holly Shrub

Ilex glabra 'Gem Box'

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Gem Box® Holly Shrub Care

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Plant your Holly in an area with full to partial sun - at least 4 hours of sunlight daily.

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Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down.



Fertilization isn't required for your Holly, but you can apply an evergreen fertilizer in the spring as needed.

The Perfect Boxwood Replacement

Why Gem Box® Holly Shrubs?

A dense, compact shrub with small dark green leaves, the Gem Box® Holly is the ideal substitute for your typical plant bed boxwood. Also known as the Inkberry Holly, it develops attractive red tips during the spring and requires virtually no upkeep.

You get the look of a classic boxwood with the benefits of a holly. Unlike typical hollies that can grow too large or overpowering, the Baby lives up to its name, staying very compact but delivering all the perks you love in a holly, including berries and evergreen foliage.

In fact, it's a perfect alternative to the classic boxwood. Unlike many other varieties, it maintains its dense habit right to the ground without a leggy look. And it's unbelievably versatile, perfect for hedging, container-growing, or specimen planting.

No matter where it's planted, you get a manicured appearance without the fuss. Although it can be pruned and shaped, it grows naturally into a polished, tidy silhouette. The Gem Box® Holly delivers instant curb appeal, taking any space to the next level. Especially since it's resistant to pests, disease and other ailments that cause other boxwood varieties to fade.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

When you order your Gem Box® Holly from Fast Growing Trees, you get a well-rooted shrub in a pot, ready for explosive growth. Our tried-and-true process of planting and growing in nutrient-rich soil, months ahead of shipping, gives you a healthy head start.

Now, no matter where it's growing in your homescape, the Gem Box® Holly will be the brightest new addition to your landscape...and will have guests and neighbors wondering where you got your green thumb.

What’s not to love when it comes to this garden gem? Order your Gem Box® today!

Full Planting & Care Instructions

Product Details

    Mature Height:2-4 ft.
    Mature Width:2-4 ft.
    Sunlight:Full-Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Botanical Name:Ilex glabra 'Gem Box'
    Does Not Ship To:AZ, LA, TN, OR
    Grows Well In Zones:5-9 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

    (hardy down to -10℉)

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