Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Normally slow, but fast from sucker shoots.Mature Height - 6-8'Mature Width - 8-10'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - 6 creamy petals, opening late spring. Male flowers borne 3+ together on a slender stalk, female flowers solitary.Fruit - Berry-like drupe, purplish red changing to black, 0.25" diamter with 5-7 pyrenes. September-May of the following year.Leaf - Fall Color - Bark - Slender, green, powdery, pubescent at first, finally glabrous.Other Features - Excellent for foundation, accent plant, or hedge plantings. Spreads by underground stems, and is the only holly to sucker in this manner. Amazingly adaptable.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers moist, acid soils and withstands heavy pruning. Avoid extremely high pH soils. Best in full sun with moist soil, but tolerates shade.Native Habitat - Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas.Diseases and Insects - Seems to be quite free of problems.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Holly.- Other plants of the family Aquifoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Ilex.- Other plants of the species Ilex glabra.