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Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah' /Savannah Holly

Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah'   / Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah'
Tall growing specimen holly trees
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Tall growing specimen holly trees

Natural form if lower limbs are not removed

Makes an excellent tree at key positions in the landscape

Mature trees growing in a boulevard neutral ground in Monroe, LA

Close-up image of winter berries and yellow-green foliage

Robin feasting on the red berries in winter

Typical form with branches near the ground when not pruned

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Scientific Name: Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah'
Common Name: Savannah Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: This hybrid is a result of a cross between Ilex opaca and Ilex cassine. It is one of the very best hollies and is widely grown for use as a hedge, screen are specimen plant. Birds eat the attractive red berries. The foliage and berries are used for decorations. Only female plants produce fruit.