HOLLY – DAHOON

COMMON NAME Dahoon Holly
BOTANICAL NAME Ilex cassine
HEIGHT 30′
WIDTH 10′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 25 to 50 years
COLD TOLERANCE 0° F
SOIL TYPE Wet to dry. Prefers moist soil.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER Small, white flowers on both female and male trees.
MONTH OF COLOR Spring to Winter
FRUIT Berries ripen to red in the Winter. Only female trees have berries, male trees lack berries. Inedible.
COMMENTS Tree with a moderate growth rate that is good for wet areas. In dryer areas, it needs to be watered by irrigation. Provides a habitat for wildlife. The berries produced by female trees are a significant food source for creatures throughout the Winter. Native to Florida.
PRICE 30 gallon $175