Carolina holly, sand holly
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 15 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: red
Noted for: Showy fruits
Recommended Uses: Plant as a small understory tree. Good as a general background plant that is appropriate to wildlife.
Considerations: It's dioecious; so make sure you have at least one male plant in the vicinity to produce berries on the females.
Propagation: Softwood cuttings started in spring. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Fruits are eaten by birds. Bees pollinate flowers.
Native Habitats: Dry hammocks, sandhills, scrub, dunes.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: