Possum Haw Holly

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Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Ships
November 1st Through April 15th
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Shade, Hedges & Privacy,
Usage
Shade, Hedges & Privacy,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Bloom Season
Spring, Fall,
Bloom Season
Spring, Fall,

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Possumhaw holly - Ilex decidua

 

Possumhaw Holly is a shrub.  

 
The Possum haw holly is a small deciduous tree, also commonly known as a shrub. They can grow to be 15-30 ft tall with pale grey horizontal branches. They stem out glossy oval green leaves with gentle bundles of white blossoms to enjoy in the spring months which later add to the traditional feeling of fall with it’s crimson red berries. This tree is a lovely sight in the fall months when it’s leaves transform from a dark green to a bright orange and eventually fall off leaving bright red berries for display in ornamental style. The decorative berries are especially evident in the winder when snow has fallen, this can create a perfect scene especially for photographers or even a simple captured family moment. They can also serve as a shade barer in the warmer months, great for enjoying the outdoors while not having to worry about the beating sun. The berries attract wildlife like song birds and small fruit consuming mammals. Most importantly the variety of song birds that the tree can attract will provide lovely songs and entertainment to enjoy.
 

Possumhaw holly can be male or female. 

 
It is important to know that only the female plants produce the berries, the male do not. It is recommended that if you would like a successful berry producing tree then you should also plant a male nearby. 
The Possum haw holly grows best in moist sands, loams, or clays. They are native to wet woods like coastal plains and river bottoms suggesting that they prefer a wet moist environment. 
Hollies are a very popular plant among landscapers and home gardeners due to their wide variety of uses such as use in foundation plantings ,mass plantings, and screening. Furthermore, they can serve as an accent tree to add decoration to nearly any backyard habitat. They are easy to care for needing optimal sunlight, and little to no maintenance a beneficial characteristic among shrubs.

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