Ilex verticillata x I. serata hybrids
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Male and female plants required for pollination.
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 2-15 ft.
- Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 1.5-3 in. long; serrated to doubly serrated; light yellow fall color
- Small, creamy white flowers on male and female plants; bright red berry-like drupe on female plants; persists into winter
- 3 to 9
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, acidic, highly organic soil but tolerates a range of sites
- Oval to broad rounded shrub; dense, fine twigs and multi-trunked
- 4-10 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1592