Inkberry Plants in Toronto



Does anyone know how well inkberry plants (Strongbox variety) do in Toronto. I have a north-facing area with wetter soil (not well draining) that is not “dark shade”, but only gets about 3 hours of direct sun from June-September. I would love to speak with anyone who is familiar with Inkberry. Many thanks!


Ilex glabra or Inkberry Holly is probably not a good choice for your north facing shady location as it requires quite a lot of sun.  Below, you will find a link to information regarding this plant.

Inkberry Holly: Care and Growing Guide (

I’m also including a link to an article, written by Mark Cullen, that may help you find some planting material for this darker area of your garden.

The right plants for shaded areas: Mark Cullen | The Star

Hope this helps.