Possumhaw Tree

Possumhaw Tree

Possumhaw Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Ilex decidua
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Loose; rounded; many horizontal and ascending branches
Height:   20 to 30'
Weight:   7 to 15'
Leaf:   1.5 to 3" alternate, simple, dark green leaf; light yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Small white flowers in spring; bright red-orange berries on female plants that persists into the winter
Comments:    Native; usually pollinated by I. opaca; often
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Suckers