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Ilex opaca 'Hume #2'/Hume #2 Holly

Ilex opaca 'Hume #2' / Ilex opaca 'Hume #2'
Hume #2 produces heavy crops of brilliant red berries
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Hume #2 produces heavy crops of brilliant red berries

A well established tree that look like the typical American holly

A twenty something year old Hume #2 growing in the Louisiana delta

Close view of berries in early December

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Scientific Name: Ilex opaca 'Hume #2'
Common Name: Hume #2 Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: This selection of American holly is one of the heaviest fruiting of the Opaca group. It grows fast and can reach a height of over 30 feet in 20 years. This selection was made in Florida by Dr. Harold Hume in the native woodlands of that state.