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EAST PALATKA HOLLY
Ilex × attenuata 'East Palatka'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
A hybrid between Ilex cassine × Ilex opaca.
Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as a Standard. Female tree.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Ilex attenuata 'East Palatka'
Ilex cassine × Ilex opaca.
Columnar or Conical Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 45 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Persistent, Red Drupe.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Scales and Leaf Miner, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container, Screen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ilex × attenuata 'East Palatka' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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