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Topal Holly Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah'

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EYE-leks at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh
Description

Ilex x attenuata is an evergreen tree with foliage and fruits that make this an excellent choice for year-round interest.  Production of its showy fruit is best when planted in full sun with protection from the hot afternoon summer sun.  Ensure that good drainage is provided and choose a location where the plant will not be exposed to cold winter winds.

'Savannah' is a small tree cultivar that has a columnar to pyramidal form.  Its pea-sized, red florescent fruit is noted as being especially showy through the fall and winter.  Birds are attracted to the fruit.   This showy, evergreen tree makes it a great choice for your landscape. 

There are both male and female plants, the female will need a male nearby in order to produce fruit.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  May be affected by leaf spot, leaf rot, tar spot, and powdery mildew.  There can also be issues with leaf drop, leaf scorch, and chlorosis.  Insects can include holly leaf miner, spider mites, scale, whitefly, and spittlebugs.

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Tags:
#thorns#evergreen#wildlife plant#winter interest#hedges#food source#winter fruits#bird friendly
 
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Tags:
#thorns#evergreen#wildlife plant#winter interest#hedges#food source#winter fruits#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits attract birds.
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Shade
    Textural
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Pyramidal
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The green-white flowers are inconspicuous.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Light green leaves are up to 4" long.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns