Height: 3-4' tall, 4-6' wide
Light: full sun to part shade
Soil: wet to moderately dry and sandy; well-drained
Fruit: Purple in fall turning black; 'Compacta' (female) and 'Bob Rappalea' (male) best for fruit
Leaf: Evergreen, shiny, deep green
Resistance: Wet, shade, deer, rabbit
Good alternative to nonnative boxwood
Inkberry 'Compacta' and 'Bob Rappalea'
Pollinator value: Very High (straight species); larval host to Pawpaw Sphinx and other moths and butterflies. Native bees, beetles, wasps, flies.
Excellent as a hedge and incorporated into a rain garden. Prefers moist sun but has good shade tolerance.