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.