Ilex cassine

dahoon holly

Aquifoliaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree.
Considerations: It's dioecious; so make sure you have at least one male plant in the vicinity to produce berries on the females.
Propagation: Naturally clonal, so easily started from new offshoots. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: acidic to circumneutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Berries eaten by various bird species. Flowers are pollinated by bees.
Native Habitats: Dome swamps, coastal flatwoods, transitional edges of dome swamps in flatwoods, coastal flatwoods, bay swamps, cutthroat seep.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: While naturally a wetland plant, this species does well across a broad array of cultural conditions.