Ilex coriacea

large gallberry

Aquifoliaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Occurs naturally at the edges of wooded areas and creates a hedge-like appearance.
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: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Various bird species eat the fruit and many use the evergreen foliage for cover. Bees pollinate the flowers.
Native Habitats: Wet flatwoods, titi swamps, bogs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A