Ok, so I do have a love affair with upright and uptight plants. In smaller gardens, air space needs some volume – so let’s go up. Let’s compare three similar plants today that grow tall and skinny.
I started out using Ilex crenata “Sky Pencil”. This is a Japanese Holly that looks good when you first buy it but it just can’t hack winters. It starts to lose inner branches and look flea-bitten. Out with you. (more…)