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Campus Gardens

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'
Inkberry holly
Family: Aquifoliaceae

The Inkberry holly is a native plant that may grow between 3 to 4 feet high and it's width can get up to 6 feet. This evergreen likes full sun to part shade and is a low maintenance plant. Its used mostly as a hedge plant and does well in zones 4 through 9. It has small white flowers that bloom between May and June and has showy fruits and the leaves on this plant turn to an olive green color in the winter. This plant is also known to attract some wildlife, such as birds. You can find this plant located at the entrance to campus and also along Ring Road.

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