Mountain Holly, Catberry Ilex mucronata - Nemopanthus,Ilex mucronatus , Ilex canadensis , Ilex delicatula , Prinos ambiguus

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Botanical Name:

Ilex mucronata

Family:

Aquifoliaceae

Genus:

Ilex

Species:

mucronata

Common Name:

Mountain Holly, Catberry

Height:
10 ft
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
2

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  • Ilex mucronata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
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: treatment for germination unknown. Germination may be irregular and some seed may lie over 2 years before germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Ilex mucronata is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m (rarely 4 m) tall. The leaves are 1.5-7 cm long and 1-3 cm broad, with an entire or finely serrated margin and an acute apex, and a 0.5–2 cm petiole. The flowers are inconspicuous, whitish to greenish-yellow, produced on slender peduncles 25 mm or more long; it is usually dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants. The fruit is a red drupe 6–7 mm diameter containing three to five pits more...
Comments:
A shrub grown for its fall color and attractive fruits; small yellowish flowers; 1 1/2" leaves, blue green, yellow in autumn; dark red 1/2" fruit; grows in moist woods, thickets, and swamps; native to northeast North America

Ilex mucronata ( Mountain Holly or Catberry ) is a species of holly native to eastern North America , from Newfoundland west to Minnesota , and south to Maryland and West Virginia .

Usda description:
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