Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 10 ft Width: to 10 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: red
Noted for: Showy fruits
Recommended Uses: In wet places, it can be planted as a specimen plant for winter interest. When it loses its leaves in the fall, just the berries left on the stems create a striking display.
Propagation: Softwood cuttings started in spring. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic
Various bird species eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Floodplains, creek swamps.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Rarely grown in Florida.