| Carolina Holly, Sand Holly, Possum Holly|
An extremely rare plant in Texas, Carolina holly is hard to identify because its bright red, translucent fruit ripens in August or September and falls quickly. It is found in moist uplands, sandy woods and along streams in east Texas, including the Big Thicket. The fruit is without a stem.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: whitish
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: bright red, translucent drupe
Height: to 15 ft.
Width: to 12 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: medium
Water Requirements: high medium
Soil Requirements: acid