Woody Ornamentals

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  • Ilex decidua Possumhaw, Yaupon, Meadow holly Z 5-9

    The beauty is in the berries, orange-red berries ripen in September and persist throughout the winter to dazzle the landscape, until mid-March when new growth begins on this small, deciduous tree.

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    Ilex decidua   Possumhaw, Yaupon, Meadow holly  Z  5-9
    The beauty is in the berries, orange-red berries ripen in September and persist throughout the winter to dazzle the landscape,  until mid-March when new growth begins on this small, deciduous tree.

    Size: 10-15’ x 10-15’
    Care: sun to part-shade in acidic, moist to moist well-drained soil, OK in clay
    Native: SE & Central US
    Wildlife Value: The fruit attracts birds, deer and some small mammals, including opossums, but is poisonous to people.
    Awards: Oklahoma Proven 2001

    Described in literature in 1788.
    Dave’s Garden: The origin of common name holly dates back to the 11th century, where the German word hulis and Old English term holegn both refer to holly. Then as now, the Gaelic term for holly is cuileann.

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  • Ilex verticillata Winterberry holly Z 3-9 FEMALE

    White flowers in May turning to dense clusters of lurid red berries lasting from fall into winter.

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    Ilex verticillata   Winterberry holly   Z 3-9
    White flowers in May turning to dense clusters of lurid red berries lasting from fall into winter.

    Size: 6-16’ x 6-10’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained, acidic soil
    Native: Canada to FL, West to Wisconsin and MO.
    Wildlife Value: important food for winter birds incl. Robins & Chickadees

    Collected before 1753 by John Bartram who called it “Prinos.” Jefferson described the Winterberry on March 1 in Virginia, “the swamps in this neighborhood are now red with this berry…(it is) peculiar to America and is a real treasure.” L H Bailey (1933) called it,”one of the best hardy shrubs with ornamental fruits.” Dave’s Garden: The origin of common name holly dates back to the 11th century, where the German word hulis and Old English term holegn both refer to holly. Then as now, the Gaelic term for holly is cuileann.

    Require a male and female plant for cross pollination.  This is the female plant that will produce the berries.  Generally only 1 male shrub should be needed to pollinate 6-10 female shrubs.

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  • Ilex verticillata Winterberry holly Z 3-9 MALE

    White flowers in May.

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    Ilex verticillata   Winterberry holly   Z 3-9  MALE
    White flowers in May.  Male plants will not produce berries, but a Male shrub is needed to pollinate the female shrubs.

    Size: 6-16’ x 6-10’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained, acidic soil
    Native: Canada to FL, West to Wisconsin and MO.

    Collected before 1753 by John Bartram who called it “Prinos.” Jefferson described the Winterberry on March 1 in Virginia, “the swamps in this neighborhood are now red with this berry…(it is) peculiar to America and is a real treasure.” L H Bailey (1933) called it,”one of the best hardy shrubs with ornamental fruits.” Dave’s Garden: The origin of common name holly dates back to the 11th century, where the German word hulis and Old English term holegn both refer to holly. Then as now, the Gaelic term for holly is cuileann.

    Require a male and female plant for cross pollination.  This is the male plant needed to pollinate the females.  Generally only 1 male shrub should be needed to pollinate 6-10 female shrubs.

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  • Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush Z. 5-9 SHRUB

    Profuse pale to dark pink bell flowers with yellow throats grace this arching shrub in early summer

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    Kolkwitzia amabilis  Beautybush   Z 5-9   SHRUB
    Profuse pale to dark pink bell flowers with yellow throats grace this arching shrub in early summer

    Size: 10’ x 12’
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers on last season’s wood so prune just after blooms fade.
    Native: China

    Named for Richard Kolkwitz, botany professor in Berlin.  First introduced to the West by Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson who found it in the mountains near Ichang and sent its seeds to the Veitch Nursery in England in 1901. Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum received the shrub in 1907.  It was one of Wilson’s favorite plants out of his hundreds of finds.  Wilson wrote, “(a)mong the deciduous-leaved shrubs that central and western China has given to American gardens Kolkwitzia stands in the front rank.”  Arnoldia 68/2.

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