Possum Haw Holly
Brilliant Red Berries winter and early spring
Drought tolerant once established
USDA Zone 5a to 9b
The Possum Haw Holly is a drought tolerant, highly ornamental tree that can reach from 12 to 14' at maturity. It is covered in brilliant red berries during most of the year...at least until the songbirds find it!
It is hardy in USDA zone 5a through 9b and the native range covers a wide portion of the continental United States. For some strange reason, it is highly underused in the residential landscape and seldom found in the trade today.
This versatile shrub or small tree blooms in both shade and full sun. The blooms are small and white and highly attractive to bees and butterflies for the nectar they hold. The blooms then develop into brilliantly colored red berries that begin appearing on the tree in late summer and continue throughout the winter season...if the birds do not eat them all!
The Possum Haw can form thickets in the wild and is drought-tolerant when established. It is an excellent addition to the Xeric Garden. Blooming can be enhanced/increased through the addition of a second Possum Haw, but it is not required for the native species.
The plants being offered are 2 to 3 year old seedlings. All are well-rooted and being grown in grower's containers. Top-growth varies from 10" to 18" and none have bloomed to date.
Excess soil will be removed. Roots will be encased in dampened materials to retain moisture and the roots will then be encased. Each plant is labeled with common and botanical names.
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