Ilex Strongbox

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Strongbox™ inkberry holly

A native evergreen shrub that is one of the most perfect native alternative to boxwood plants. The Strongbox Holly will keep its leaves to the ground always forming a beautiful mounded shape. Prune and shape as you would a boxwood shrub. This holly is also much faster growing than a boxwood. An excellent boxwood shrub alternative with the same look and shape without the boxwood problems.

Buy Strongbox here and have larger plants before your neighbors learn about it!

  • North American Plant Native
  • Deer Resistant
  • Boxwood Substitute
  • Resistant to disease
  • Resistant to winter burn
  • Resistant to Boxwood Blight

Strongbox™ Ilex glabra 'Ilexfarrowtracey' USPPAF, Can PBRAF


Ilex Strongbox is grown in a quart size pot. Orders shipping to west coast addresses may be partially bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.

  • Category: Boxwood Alternatives
  • Plant Type: Evergreen
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
  • Soil Condition: Well Drained
  • Mature Height: 2 - 3ft
  • Growth Rate: Medium-growing
  • Planting Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Quantity1 - 45 - Unlimited

Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.

Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.

This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.

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