Ilex krugiana

Krug's Holly

Aquifoliaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red,purple,black
Phenology:Evergreen. Dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants.
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen tree.
Propagation:Can be grown from de-pulped seed after the fruit is fully ripe. Clean and plant right away; the seeds do not store well. Plant in a container with at least 2" of soil. Sprinkle soil to just cover the seeds. Place in partial shade. (Copied from IRC website--see acknowledgements)
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short 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:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Fruits are eaten by birds.

Insects:
 

Bees pollinate flowers. 

Native Habitats:Rockland hammock, pine rockland. Disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Listed as Threatened in Florida.  Please acquire only from appropriately licensed sources.