Possumhaw Holly

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Possumhaw Holly

Ilex decidua
Possumhaw, Winterberry
12

16 feet
10

12 feet
Southeastern U.S.; Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/partial shade; deciduous, with unarmed branches. Possumhaw resembles its cousin, yaupon holly, but grows larger; the leaves are larger and more paddle-shaped. It’s admired for the female’s red fruit, which festoon the leafless winter branches. Possumhaw attracts fruit-eating birds.

Maintenance

Prune to shape and train.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
12-16' H, 10-12' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
January, February, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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