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Ilex purpurea

Common Name(s):
Purple holly
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Smooth gray bark.

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

Height:
30-50 ft.
Flower:
Purplish pink to red flowers; shiny red fruit
Zones:
8-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Single trunk tree
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2-4.2 in. alternate, simple leaves
Tags:
bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, bark, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2016

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