Sky Pencil looks more like and English box (buxus) that a Holly (ilex) this Japanese plant is a great fastigate shrub that lends itself to the narrowest of situations, looks great in pots and is a real feature mass planted.
Breeder : U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
Parentage : Ilex crenata.
Foliage: Dark green leaves, ovate form more like buxus than ilex.
Flower Colour : White.
Flower Type : Four petaled white flowers which bloom in late spring
Flowering Month: Oct (Australia) – Mid Spring.
Height After 10 Years : 1.8m
Width After 10 Years : 35cm
Type: Box-leaved holly, is a dense, multi-branched, evergreen shrub.
Position : Part sun Hardiness: To -10 °C.
Plant uses: Mass or group. Hedge. Borders. Incorporate into a feature planting.