Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia
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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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Also known as Ilex myrtifolia
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen shrub to small tree. Blooms in springs. Red to yellow fruits ripen in fall and persist into winter.|
|Habitats:||Wet-moist sites. Typically found in shallow wetland areas.|
|Recommended Uses:||Good winter interest in a wetland setting. Would make a good wet-site hedge|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|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.
Bees pollinate flowers.