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Deciduous - Holly



Ilex decidua (EYE-lex dee-SID-you-uh)


Sun or Shade


HEIGHT: 20 feet


SPREAD: 15 feet


SPACING: 12 - 15 feet


HABIT: Bushy growth if not trimmed, small leaves, red berries on bare branches all winter long—on female plants only.


CULTURE:  Easy to grow in most soils, drought tolerant but tolerant of moist soils.


USES: Winter color, understory tree, specimen garden tree.


PROBLEMS: Suckers from base, buying male plants accidentally.


NOTES: Best to purchase when the berries can be seen on the plant. The male is not worth much unless used for the contrast. Native to southeastern USA to Texas.







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