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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Bright green leaves turn yellow in autumn; red berries

Uses: Foliage contrast Fruit contrast Hedge Windbreaks

Zones: 3-9

Description: In cultivation this deciduous suckering shrub, a native of eastern North America, usually reaches a height of 6 ft (1.8 m), but in the wild may reach a height and spread of 15 ft (4.5 m). Its bright green leaves are obovate or lance-shaped, toothed, with

Growth Habit: Upright branching habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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