Ilex x attenuata

East Palatka holly

Aquifoliaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-25 ft    Width: 20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Plant where its shiny green foliage and bright red fruits can be seen.
Considerations: It's dioecious; so make sure you have at least one male plant in the vicinity to produce berries on the females.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries
Light: 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 neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Various bird species eat the fruit and many use the evergreen foliage for cover. Bees and other insects pollinate the flowers.
Native Habitats: Freshwater and brackish marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: This naturally occurring hybrid has become a landscaping favorite. Please note however that it is not common in nature and that its distribution is highly limited.