Ilex x attenuata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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East Palatka Holly


Plant Specifics

Size:20-25 ft tall by 20 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen. Self-fertile hybrid.
Habitats:Freshwater and brackish marshes.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Plant where its shiny green foliage and bright red fruits can be seen.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short 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
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Fruits are eaten by birds.

Bees visit the flowers, but all plants are female.  This is apparently one of the few hollies where females will produce fruits without the presence of a male holly.