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Ilex decidua

Common Name(s):
Possum haw Holly, Possumhaw Holly
Cultivar(s):
Pendula , Council Fire , Warren's Red 20 ft., heavy berry set , Pocahontas, Sundance 7 ft., orange-red berries, Sentry 20 ft., Byer's Golden
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Best berry production in full sun; usually multitrunked attracts birds; Native; usually pollinated by I. opaca; often suckers

Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
Small, white flowers in spring; bright red-orange berries on female plants that persists into the winter
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Loose; rounded; many horizontal and ascending branches
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil
Fruit:
Small white flowers in spring; bright red-orange berries on female plants
Width:
7-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
1.5-3 in. alternate, simple, dark green leaf; light yellow fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 490

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