'East Palatka Holly' - Ilex x attenuata Available in 15 Gallon, 30 Gallon and 45 Gallon
East Palatka is a tree which grows to 35 feet tall, about half the height of the American holly but larger than the Dahoon holly. Its leaves are thinner and usually have only one spine at the tip instead of the seven to ten found for American holly. The abundant red berries that appear in the winter -- because East Palatka is a female clone -- are smaller and produced in clusters of three and resemble more the Dahoon parent than the single-fruited American holly.
East Palatka is one of the most common tree form hollies and one of the best. It is faster growing than most American hollies and it has a more refined appearance in the landscape with its softer green foliage and non-spiny leaves. Like most hollies, it will grow in full sun or partial shade but does best in good, rich soil. Hollies are not very drought tolerant so should be watered during extended droughts. In the landscape they are ideally suited for use as a single specimen, as a screen planting or even can be clipped for a large hedge.
Bright sun for dense, tight form. Can also be grown in medium shade where it assumes a less dense, more open shape.
Prefers moist, well drained soil but can handle rather wet situations and once established, is able to survive dry periods.
USDA Zone 7-9.
Propagation Cuttings treated with rooting hormone
East Palatka Holly
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