General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/3 inch shiny black drupe
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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Common names
  • Gallberry Holly
  • Bay-Gall Bush
  • Ink-Berry Holly
  • Large Gallberry

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Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: April 24, 2023
Large gallberry #362; RAB p. 684 112-1-10; AG p. 107, LHB p. 629.
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: January 30, 2023
Large gallberry #362; RAB p. 684 112-1-10; AG p. 107, LHB p. 629.
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: January 30, 2023
Large gallberry #362; RAB p. 684 112-1-10; AG p. 107, LHB p. 629.
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: January 30, 2023
Large gallberry #362; RAB p. 684 112-1-10; AG p. 107, LHB p. 629.

Photo: Converse Griffith

photo credit: James H. Miller & Ted Bodner
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