- Common Name(s):
- Dahoon Holly
- 'Augustafolia' - has narrower leaves
- Native Plants, Trees
Native holly that tolerates wet sites. Somewhat shrubby; red berries; gray bark. Grows up to 20-30 feet in the wild but usually smaller in the landscape. Foliage lacks the prominent spines or teeth of the American holly. Very nice fruit set in fall and winter. Worthwhile and underused selection.
Seasons of Interest
Fruit: Fall-Winter, red berry Bark: Winter
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi.
- 20-30 ft.
- Insignificant followed by small red to yellow fruit in clusters
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types including wet soil
- Dense branches; somewhat shrubby
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- .75 to 1 in. alternate, simple leaf
NCCES plant id: 2011