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Ilex mucronata )Mountain Holly seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Ilex mucronata

Catberry, Mountain Holly

  • Ilex mucronata

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow 1/8" deep, mulch the seed bed, keep moist

Other: Germination may be irregular and some seed may lie over 2 years before germination.|treatment for germination unknown 

Looking for a shrub that provides stunning fall colors and attractive fruits? Look no further than Ilex mucronata Catberry, also known as Mountain Holly. This deciduous shrub grows up to 3 meters tall and has leaves that are 1.5-7 cm long and 1-3 cm broad. The inconspicuous flowers are whitish to greenish-yellow and are produced on slender peduncles 25 mm or more long. The fruit is a red drupe, 6-7 mm in diameter, containing three to five pits. Native to northeast North America, this shrub thrives in moist woods, thickets, and swamps. Its blue-green leaves turn yellow in the fall, providing a beautiful contrast to its dark red fruit. Don't miss out on this stunning and versatile shrub for your garden. More information can be found on http://plants.usda.gov.

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