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Carolina Holly, Sand Holly
|Size:||to 15 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in late summer and persist into winter.|
|Noted for:||Showy fruits|
|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.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Fruits are eaten by birds and small mammals.
Bees pollinate flowers.
|Native Habitats:||Dry hammocks, sandhills, scrub, dunes.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures