PossumhawScientific Name: Ilex decidua
SIZE & GROWTH RATEAverage Growth Rate is 1.5 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 14' Tall x 10' Wide
LIGHT NEEDSFull Sun or Partial Shade
DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREENDeciduous
ACORNS?No it doesn't have acorns
COLORRich green foliage and red berries in the Winter
SPECIAL FEATURESVery Heat Tolerant
Beautiful Fall Coloring
Birds love the bright red berry fruit.
Native to Texas
Adaptable to a Wide Range of Soil Types
Most known for their showy red berries in the winter, the Possumhaw Holly is a great ornamental accent tree to any landscape. This holly is deciduous and has glossy deep green serrated leaves and pale gray bark. In the Fall the leaves will transition to yellow and shed, followed by a flush of beautiful red berries that coat the tree in the Winter. Many species of birds enjoy the red berries including songbirds and gamebirds. Inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers appear for a short time in the spring for pollination. They can adapt to many soil types from sand to well drained clay soils, and they can handle full sun, to partial shade.