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Ilex glabra


Ilex glabra is a shrub native to the southeast. It is predominantly found in moist to wet habitats in the coastal plain. It does best when grown in full sun to part shade, and well drained, moist soils. It can tolerate wetter soil, but does not do well in dry soil. It is evergreen and tends to sucker, which works well if you want to create a screen. It has small white flowers that bloom in the spring and attract many pollinators, and black shiny fruits that are a popular food source for birds and small mammals. Ilex glabra is great to grow in a yard or rain garden, and works well for restoration projects and erosion control.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Ilex glabra - Tubling


1 in stock

$4.8420+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 12'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Bird Supportive
  • Evergreen
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fall Color
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Hedge / Screen
  • Rain Garden
  • Stream Restoration