Ilex glabra (Gallberry/Inkberry) evergreen shrub 6-8ft tall with 8-10ft spread. Dark green foliage, upright, multi-branched. Found in wet areas. Black berries are good food for birds. Landscape value: great for hedges or borders. (Zone 5-9)
The inkberries seemed healthy and viable. Both are doing fine so far. This native understory shrub is hard to find, and I am looking forward to watching them grow.
The inkberry is a lovely substitute for the boxwood, due to its compactness, hardiness, and small leaves.