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Ilex decidua

Deciduous Holly

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Ilex decidua (Deciduous Holly)

This shrub or small tree produces white flowers in late spring and early summer followed by orange or red berries on female plants, which persist through the winter. The berries are enjoyed by birds but especially by bluebirds. A male plant is required for pollination. It prefers well-drained soil with average moisture but adapts to any soil.

Additional Information:


Height
7-15 Feet

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Spread
5-12 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Winter (Nov-Mar)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Nesting
Food/Small Animals