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Ilex vomitoria


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Glossy dark green leaves; red berries

Uses: Foliage contrast Fruit contrast Hedge Windbreaks

Zones: 6-10

Description: This evergreen shrub or small tree is native to southeastern USA and Mexico, and has spread into Bermuda. It grows to a height of 20 ft (6 m). It has glossy dark green leaves, elliptic to egg-shaped with scalloped edges, and white flowers followed by red

Growth Habit: Upright habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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