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Cultural Details for Ilex opaca 'Old Heavyberry'

Common Name:
Old Heavyberry American Holly

Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate

Average Mature Height:
40-50'

Average Mature Width:
18-40'

Flower Details:
Staminate in cymes, pistillate 1-3 on a peduncle, dull white, 4-lobed

Fruit Details:
Berry-like, large red rounded drupe, 4 pyrenes, heavy fruiter

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Holly leaf miner,bud moth, scales, beetles

Native Habitat:
Massachusetts to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas

Other Features:
Excellent winter hardiness

Culture and Care:
Needs moderately fertile, moist, loose, acis, well-drained soil

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
5676

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu