Ilex decidua

Deciduous Holly, Meadow Holly, Possum Haw, Possumhaw, Swamp Holly

In Stock: 0.26 lb (Total:0.26lb)
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: seedlings need shade for their first year , Sporadic germination will occur over a 2-3 year period 

Introducing the Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly, also known as Meadow Holly, Possum Haw, Possumhaw, and Swamp Holly. This unique plant species stands out with its crenate leaf margins and fruiting pedicels that are 2-8mm long. Its leaves are obovate, simple, alternating, deciduous, and have a distinctive shape that is less variable than other species of holly. The drupe fruits are red (or rarely yellow), shiny, and globose, containing 3-5 seeds and maturing in autumn. The slender twigs are glabrous and silvery gray, with pointed lateral buds and acuminate scales. This shrub or small tree grows in floodplains, swamps, and lake margins, attracting songbirds with its fruits. It is also a popular winter ornamental plant and its branches are collected for use in Christmas decorations. With its unique characteristics and widespread distribution in the Southeastern and South Central US, the Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly is a must-have for any plant enthusiast. Learn more about this fascinating species at plants.usda.gov.

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