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|Size:||to 10 ft tall by to 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms spring. Fruits ripen in fall.|
|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.|
|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:||Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Various bird species eat the fruit.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Floodplains, creek swamps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Rarely grown in Florida.|