red berries of this very attractive native tree attract
hungry birds in the winter and look great in Christmas
wreaths and other decorations. Dahoon Holly can be grown
in woodland plantings, and wet areas at the edge of
lakes and streams throughout the state. Dahoon Holly
tolerates brackish water, salt spray, and can be grown
in low light swampy areas.
Dahoon Holly makes an attractive landscape
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the Dahoon Holly is one of several species of
plants whose male and female flowers are on
separate plants, only the female Dahoon Holly
will produce the bright red berries for which
this holly is best known. Click Image to
Dahoon Holly, Ilex cassine, Cassine Holly
Slow growing evergreen tree or bush (deciduous in
more northern areas).
Damp or dry locations. Any type sandy soil.
Must be watered
during dry periods if not planted in a damp location.
Part to full
Oblong to lance shaped, shiny, mid-green to
with bright red berries are the most
sought after, but berry colors may be orange, red, or
plantings, and wet areas at the edge of lakes and
streams, birds love to eat the berries and use the trees
for nest sites. Makes a great specimen or roadside
Seeds and semi-ripe cuttings (taken in summer or early autumn)
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