Ilex glabra 'Nigra'

Common Name: Inkberry

Fullest to the ground of any inkberry.  Leaves thick dark green and larger than other varieties.  Compact, oval, rounded habit.  Best inkberry selection that we have found.  Tolerates wet locations.  Very adaptable and durable choice for residential and commercial sites. 

More About Ilex glabra 'Nigra'

  • Not as leggy as other varieties.
  • Better lower leaf retention.


4-5 ft


4-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 10

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Ilex glabra 'Nigra' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Mass Planting
  • Foundation Plant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Naturalizing
  • Native

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Slow to medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Upright