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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Carolina Holly, Sand Holly
|to 15 ft
|Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in late summer and persist into winter.
|Dry hammocks, sandhills, scrub, dunes.
|Plant as a small understory tree. Good as a general background plant that is appropriate to wildlife.
always floodedextremely dry
|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 Tolerance:
|Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Fruits are eaten by birds and small mammals.
Bees pollinate flowers.