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Georgia Holly, Chapman Holly
Ilex longipes


Georgia Holly is closely related to Possum Haw, I. decidua. It is an understory tree that grows on acid sands and sandy loams along stream banks in east Texas. Although it can grow as tall as 25 ft., it is usually 6 to 12 ft. The red, persistent fruits are borne on one and a half inch stalks and are usually solitary.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: red, persistent berries

Height: to 25 ft.

Width: to 20 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: acid adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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