Spotlight On Sky Pencil Holly

Sky Pencil Holly is remarkable for its slender shape and truly deserves its name. With both male and female plants present, you may see small black berries after easy-to-miss small, white flowers. It makes a great focal point, hedge or container planting.


Sky Pencil Holly tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers a slightly acidic situation with great drainage. You do not need to prune or shape it.

iScape it

Try Sky Pencil Holly in your yard using the iScape app. Great in front yards and off patios, or anywhere you can use an evergreen. Just snap a photo of the area, or use the new Augmented Reality feature in iScape and see how it looks in your space. So simple, so easy… iScape it!

Sky Pencil Holly

Scientific Name: Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’

Light: Full sun to part shade

Zones: Zone 6, zone 7, zone 8

Plant Type: Evergreen

Plant Height: Up to 8 feet

Plant Width: Up to 3 feet

Bloom: Insignificant

Landscape Uses: Hedge, border, specimen, foundation planting

Special Features: Evergreen, small gardens, formal or informal

Sky Pencil Holly is a very narrow evergreen, terrific for the home landscape. It does not need to be pruned or shaped to keep its shape.