Warren's Red Possumhaw
Warren's Red Possumhaw
Ilex decidua 'Warren's Red'Item #0761 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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Vigorous, upright deciduous shrub with small, lustrous green leaves. Profuse, scarlet-red berries are excellent for adding refreshing color to the winter landscape. One of the last cultivars to drop its leaves in fall.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 4 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 4 to 12 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.Flower color:WhiteGarden styleRusticDesign IdeasA colorful native shrub for wild and habitat gardens. Exceptional off season color for water conservative landscape. Perfect for cabins and rural sites as well as expansive suburban grounds. May be used as a screen for privacy or to block views of unsightly land uses. Vital to the winter or holiday decorator's garden and flower arrangers too.Companion PlantsCombine with other natives such as Autumn Brilliance Apple Serviceberry, (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'), Eastern Redbud, (Cercis canadensis), Cherokee Sweetgum, (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Ward') and Big Bluestem, (Andropogon gerardii).
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear to shape in early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This native shrub or small tree is native to a huge range of North America from central states to the east coast. It is found on poorly drained limestone soils and is a wetland indicator plant. This variety is the result of a branch sport discovered at Otis Warren and Son Nursery, Oklahoma City, OK.Lore:Birds, deer and of course, opossums are attracted to the fruit.