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Scrub Holly (Ilex cumulicola)

scrub holly
scrub holly

Scrub holly is sometimes considered a variety (var. arenicola) of the wide-ranging American holly (I. opaca). It differs from American holly in its smaller stature and smaller, narrower leaves that are yellowish, strongly curled, and held upright. Scrub holly is restricted to scrubs from Marion County to Highlands County.

Following fire, scrub holly resprouts like other scrub shrubs, but sometimes it may survive above ground and start growing again from the top, resulting in a holly that stands above the scrub's oaks and crookedwood which resprouted from their roots. Scrub holly makes an excellent landscaping shrub that requires no supplemental watering. It is available from several nurseries in Florida.

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