PlantsIlex→Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 15 to 30 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/4 inch yellow, orange or red fleshy berries
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Male flowers are greenish-white, female flowers are white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Dioecious


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 1, 2011 10:37 PM

Dahoon Holly is a small tree native to the eastern part of the United States from Virginia to Florida and west to Louisiana. It attains heights of @ 30 feet and is often found in wet locations and swampy areas. The leaves of the Dahoon Holly have smooth edges with just a few small sharp teeth. This particular Holly will grow in full sun as well as dense shade and prefers wet areas but will adapt to dry situations if watered well during dry periods.

In Florida, the Dahoon holly is a protected species. It's listed by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a commercially exploited species. Wild populations should not be disturbed.

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