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|Size:||20 ft tall by 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Understory tree in informal garden or woodland setting.|
|Considerations:||It's dioecious; so make sure you have at least one male plant in the vicinity to produce berries on the females.|
|Propagation:||Can be started from softwood cuttings in spring. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
Nuthatches, thrushes, orioles, jays, chickadees, titmice, cardinals, grosbeacks, woodpeckers, and warblers use the seeds.
Bees pollinate the flowers.
|Native Habitats:||Floodplains, upland hardwood forests, thickets.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Rarely grown but worthy of consideration as an understory tree.|