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Ilex decidua (Possumhaw Holly)

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Looking for winter interest? Possumhaw Holly is an attractive deciduous shrub or small tree that flourishes in the winter. The interest is created by bright red berries that persist on the bare branches of the female plants. Possumhaw makes a handsome shrub and can be used as a specimen, as an accent, for screening, or in sunny spaces or bright woodland gardens. It needs well-draining soil and does not like wet feet, but otherwise it is not demanding. It is drought tolerant once established but does appreciate additional water in the summer. Birds and other wildlife relish its colorful berries.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low to medium
Sun exposure Full sun to shade
Mature height 12-25 ft
Attracts  Birds
Notes Brilliant red berries in the winter.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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