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Ilex x attenuata

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Description

Topal Holly is a naturally growing hybrid found in the southeastern U.S.A.  Its parent plants are I. cassine (Dahoon) and I. opaca (American Holly).

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Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#wildlife plant#winter interest#hedges#foundation planting#red fruits#winter fruits#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#food source winter#bird friendly#food source soft mast fruit#screen#small groups
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Species:
    attenuata
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruit.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Red fruits persist through winter and provide interest.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Oblanceolate
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Spiny, simple, elliptic to obovate 3" long. Evergreen leaves provide winter interest.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds