Ilex verticillata 'Scarlet O'Hara'
Deciduous holly grown primarily for its bright red berries in autumn. The best display is after the leaves have dropped, and masses of berries cluster around the otherwise naked branches. The species is dioecious, meaning that individual plants are either male or female; only females will bear fruit, while a male must be in the vicinity to pollinate the female flowers. We don't have a male in our garden, so Scarlet's berry set is variable - some years, we get hardly any fruit, while other years (perhaps because the wind is just right) we get a good crop. Even so, we never get the impressive clustering that a designated stud would guarantee.
||prefers moist soil
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Markia Sloan||Jan 03, 2005||Thank you for your post...and your Ilex verticillata 'Scarlet O'Hara'is very lovely. |
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