East Palatka Holly
Ilex x attenuata 'East Palatka'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: x attenuata (at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: East Palatka

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Deland, Florida

East Palatka, Florida

Homosassa, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Largo, Florida

Nokomis, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Lula, Georgia

Kihei, Hawaii

Mendon, Massachusetts

Okatie, South Carolina

Germantown, Tennessee

Lewisville, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 14, 2009, cedar18 from Lula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Planted 5 1/2 yrs ago. A nice tree form holly. Not profilic in berries but we may not have the right pollinator. Has grown well in a remote location with very little care through many years of drought.

Positive

On Mar 3, 2009, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I love the asymmetrical habit of this tree and the birds feast on the berries over the winter. It will send out suckers and I have dug them up and transplanted w/ limited success. They provide some shade during the middle of the day for my canna's (even they seem to appreciate a little shade in the heat of summer here in Central Florida)
Wish this tree would come true from seed. Oh well, more for the birds!