Dahoon Holly
Ilex cassine

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: cassine (ka-SI-nee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Saraland, Alabama

Stockton, Alabama

Deland, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Islamorada, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Largo, Florida

Naples, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Orlando, Florida (2 reports)

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Cloud, Florida

Trenton, Florida

New Orleans, Louisiana

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
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negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 13, 2012, ghcolb from Deland, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Added to our native plantings. Slow upright narrow growth, does well in filtered light in our heavily forested area.

Neutral

On Sep 4, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dahoon Holly Ilex cassine is Endemic to Texas.

Neutral

On Aug 4, 2002, bleu wrote:

A small tree with a narrow growth habit; often found in wet locations. In warmer areas this tree is evergreen; in colder climates will drop its foilage. Female trees are covered with bright red or yellow berries in the winter, which can be used in holiday decorations.

Can be used in woodland plantings or wet areas (e.g., near the edge of lakes or streams), as it tolerates brackish water.