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Meadow Beauty Possum Haw (Ilex decidua)
Ilex decidua, a deciduous holly, is also known as "Possumhaw." It is a small tree or large shrub, reaching 10-20 feet high and 8-12 feet wide. Plant in part shade to full sun and moist to average soil. The fruit ripen in autumn so that when the leaves drop, you are left with ripe, red berries covering the branches. The fruit feeds winter birds. Great native alternative to Crape Myrtle.