Ilex ambigua

Carolina holly, sand holly

Aquifoliaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 15 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Plant as a small understory tree. Good as a general background plant that is appropriate to wildlife.
Considerations: It's dioecious; so make sure you have at least one male plant in the vicinity to produce berries on the females.
Propagation: Softwood cuttings started in spring. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Fruits are eaten by birds. Bees pollinate flowers.
Native Habitats: Dry hammocks, sandhills, scrub, dunes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B