Ink Berry, Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry, Gallberry Ilex glabra

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Ilex glabra

Family:

Aquifoliaceae

Genus:

Ilex

Species:

glabra

Common Name:

Ink Berry, Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry, Gallberry

Seeds Per Pound:
13,300
Quantity:
0.54 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
22
Germination:
77%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
10 feet
Collection Locale:
Louisiana
Crop Year:
2022
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.54 lb
Prices
  • ILEX glabra Dry Berries

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 22 seeds)
$5.95
10 gram (~ 293 seeds)
$23.50
1 oz (~ 831 seeds)
$46.95
4 oz (~ 3325 seeds)
$140.85
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
Other: seedlings need shade for their first year , Sporadic germination will occur over a 2-3 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* Ilex glabra , also known as Appalachian Tea , Dye-leaves , Evergreen Winterberry , Gallberry , Inkberry , is a species of holly native to the Eastern and the South Central United States and southern Canada ( Nova Scotia ). This plant is often used as an ornamental plant . Gallberry nectar is the source of a pleasant honey that is popular in the southern United States. more...
* Shiny dark green, evergreen leaves, upright, rounded, densely branched, unique among hollies in that it often spreads by suckering, doesn't mind shade but prefers sun, Dirr recommends it for foundations, hedges, and accent plants, particularly the cultivars, native to eastern North America.
* A good hedging plant. more...
* Ilex glabra is one of the very few evergreen shrubs (broadleaf or narrowleaf) to thrive in wet sites, noted for its evergreen foliage and upright, spreading, and suckering shrub growth habit when in species form. more...