A natural substitute for ‘Sky Pencil’ holly in colder climates, Straight Talk® is narrow and upright. It can be used as vertical accent or grouped for hedging. In addition to being cold hardy and drought-tolerant, it’s easy to grow in a wide range of soils and tolerates urban conditions. Minimal seed production after five years in Minnesota trials. Deciduous. Found by Mike Jeronimus of Green Acres Nursery in Golden, Colorado.