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PlantFiles: Lusterleaf Holly
Ilex latifolia

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Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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Positive canonmike On Mar 22, 2015, canonmike from Mc Caysville, GA wrote:

A very striking holly bush that the birds absolutely love, especially the cedar waxwings. The berries produced by this bush start out green in spring/summer, gradually turning to orange in fall/winter. Once this happens we would annually see hundreds of cedar waxwings swarm our 25' tall bush and over two to three days devour almost every single berry. They would completely ignore the very similar berries on the adjacent burford hollies. If you want to attract birds including robins,etc., you should try this shrub. The problem is it is very hard to find in the nurseries and will require some searching. We have moved to the N. Ga. mtns and are looking to find some ourselves so we can relive our Marietta, Ga. experience with this tree. You will like it. I have posted a photo showing a cedar waxwing waiting to eat some lusterleaf berries.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Marietta, Georgia
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Dallas, Texas



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