East Palatka Holly Trees

East Palatka Holly

Ilex x attenuata 'East Palatka'

  • A sensational privacy hedge
  • Drought tolerant once established
Hardiness Zones:
6 - 9
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This Ilex x attenuata hybrid was first discovered in 1927, growing near East Palatka, Florida, hence the common name of East Palatka Holly. Since its discovery, this North American native has become a popular tree among landscape architects and designers, for a good reason. Its popularity stems from its attractive characteristics, which include broad, dull green leaves and the profusion of bright red berries that cover this medium size tree in fall and winter, creating a picture-perfect landscape scene that is ideal for the holiday season! We like to plant them in a row, where their pyramidal form and foliage makes them an attractive hedge or screen!

East Palatka Holly is quite drought tolerant once established, with little to moderate water needs. They have a moderate to fast growth rate, so if you are looking to make a hedge or screen to block unwanted views, it can do it rather quickly! This Palatka Holly thrives in full sun or partial shade and can tolerate a broad range of soils, so they are ideal for the Houston area. Let them grow naturally or prune to shape, this Palatka Holly tree looks beautiful either way!

Visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston where we have East Palatka Holly for sale in a variety of sizes. Do you need an instant privacy hedge or screen - buy as big as you can! We grow them on our farms in our local climate, and we are the growers that can assure their quality! Allow our nursery pros to handpick the perfect trees, shrubs, and other plants for the perfect spot in your yard!

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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Luke B.

Riviera Beach, FL

I just left their Houston store and tagged 6 of these beautiful trees. They literally have thousands to pick from - in all sizes, shapes and cost. This made it easy to get what we wanted with our budget and I couldn't be happier!



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