HOLLY, ‘EAST PALATKA’
Ilex × attenuata ‘East Palatka’ (EYE-lex ah-ten-you-AH-tah)
Evergreen Sun to part shade Height 15 -30 feet Spread 10 - 15 feet Spacing 8 - 10 feet
HABIT: Terrific large bush or small tree. Upright, moderate growth, rather open branching. Bright red berries in winter, smooth light bark. Graceful open growth.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in any soil except solid rock, needs good drainage. Responds very well to the organic program.
USES: Specimen ornamental, evergreen border, small garden tree.
PROBLEMS: Scale, mealybugs, iron deficiency (none serious).
NOTES: Distinguished by one spine on end of leaf rather than several like ‘Savannah’ and ‘Foster.’ All are hybrids of American holly (I. opaca).