- Inkberries need separate male and female plants to produce fruit.
- If necessary, prune to shape in early spring just before new growth begins.
- Remove root suckers regularly if colonial spread is not desired.
- No serious insect or disease problems.
- Best massed or grouped. Excellent for shrub borders, foundation plantings or as a low hedge. Also effective naturalized in moist woodland gardens or in moist locations near streams, ponds or rain garden,
- The fruits are important food for raccoon, coyote, and opossum when other sources are scarce.
‘Compacta’ – denser branching and foliage, female form with black fruit, 6′ tall and wide.
‘Ivory Queen’, ‘Leucocarpa’ and ‘Alba’ – forms of the naturally-occuring white-fruited f. leucocarpa, 8′ tall.
‘Shamrock’ -dwarf, slow-growing , 3′-5′ tall.
Inkberry – Missouri Botanical Garden
Inkberry – USDA Plant Guide
Inkberry – University of Connecticut Plant Database
Recommended for Wildlife by
Gardening for the Birds by George Adams
The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher by Burton & Kress
Songbirds – FS613
Landscaping to Attract Birds – Baltimore Bird Club
Bringing Nature Home by Tallamy