Southeastern U.S.; Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico
- Central Texas
- Full Shade
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
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.
None needed. Normally shrublike with multiple trunks, but can be trained and pruned to various forms.
12-16' H, 10-12' W
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Thin
January, February, November, December