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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Ilex glabra (Inkberry)
This native* holly of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains displays lustrous evergreen foliage, which, along with its adaptability to varying light and moisture conditions, makes it a desirable alternative to finicky boxwoods. Wildlife favor its fruit and honey bees its nectar.
*In DE, it is common in the Coastal Plain. Its status in PA is extirpated. In VA, it is frequent to locally common in the south and central Coastal Plain; rare in the Piedmont; and not native to NoVA.
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