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Ilex cassine , Dahoon Holly, Dahoon

Ilex cassine

Dahoon Holly, Dahoon
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Origin: Florida
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Florida native Holly is a wetland shrub or small tree found throughout Florida, southeastern U.S. coastal plain, Bahamas, and Cuba. In warm winter areas Ilex cassine is evergreen but tends to shed its foliage in colder climates.

In the winter, female trees are covered with bright red or yellow berries.

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