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Ilex mitis

Classification

Order: Celastrales
   Family: Aquifoliaceae
            Genus: Ilex
                        Specie: Ilex mitis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Lance-shaped green leaves; red berries

Uses: Foliage contrast Fruit contrast Hedge Windbreaks

Zones: 8-11

Description: A thick-trunked evergreen species from the wetter regions of southern and eastern Africa, this tree grows to a height of 30 ft (9 m). Its smooth-edged leaves are oblong to lance-shaped. The juvenile foliage is red. White flowers borne in spring and summer

Growth Habit: Spreading canopy

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