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Ilex montana

Common Name(s):
Mountain holly
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native tree in the Aquifoliaceae family.

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksiThis plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
15-40 ft.
Flower:
Red berries on female plants; does not persist
Zones:
5-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Shrubby
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Fruit:
Red berries on female plants; does not persist
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2.5-6 in. alternate, simple leaf
Tags:
deciduous, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 491

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