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Common Name: Deciduous Holly

Species Name: Ilex decidua

Family Name: Aquifoliaceae

Note: Learn more about Deciduous Holly from Oklahoma Proven.




Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Anthracnose, leaf spot, canker, powdery mildew, borers, not heat tolerant



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 15-foot diameter, 20-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, simple, obovate to obovate-oblong, 1 1/2-3 inches long, 1/3-3/4 inches wide



Soil Preference Adapted to most soil conditions
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 5
Notes Native to wet soils and to Oklahoma; great shrub or small tree; cultivars with yellow fruit are available



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