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87.‘Carolina #2’ Holly


Ilex opaca ‘Carolina #2’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 9
Height:
40 – 50
Spread:
18 – 40
Habit:
In youth: openly pyramidal with branches to the ground; At maturity: full, irregular and picturesque
Light:
Full sun or partial shade
Soil:
Moist, loose, acidic, well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
dull, white, 4-lobed, inconspicuous
Fruit:
berry-like, dull, red, rounded drupe maturing in October and persisting into the winter
Landscape use:
Specimen plant; groupings
History:
Native range is Massachusetts to Florida and west to Missouri and Texas; introduced in 1744
Pests\Problems:

Many; leaf miner and scale are particularly troublesome


Significant Features:
Good, dark green form with heavy bright red fruit production; fairly common in the southeast