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Q.What Are Good Plants To Mix With Inkberry – Height & Fullness Needed In Long Planters On Terrace- NYC So Zone 5-6

Zone 10028 | Anonymous added on October 11, 2023 | Answered

Have a large terrace in NYC that I have to replant due to construction. Lookiing for height & lush appearance- that & something to plant along with the 7 Inkberry 4′ bushes I bought tht are now planted in rectangular 10″ deep planters

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Answered on October 16, 2023

Companion plants for inkberry holly shrubs should complement their growth habits and environmental needs. Some suitable companions include dwarf conifers like junipers, which offer a contrasting texture and evergreen foliage. Additionally, ornamental grasses such as blue fescue can create an attractive contrast with the holly's dark green leaves. Native plants like Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) and oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) are also good choices, as they thrive in similar soil and light conditions, creating a harmonious garden landscape.

Here are some tips for care of the shrub:


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