Holly - Dahoon

Scientific Name: Ilex cassine
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.

$29.95 $26.96

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

20-30 ft

Mature Width:

8-12 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


8-10 ft

Growth Rate:

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The Dahoon "Tensaw" Holly is a smaller evergreen tree with a dense, pyramidal growth pattern that can reach about 15 feet in height and spreads of around 10. These hollies grow light green ovate leaves that darken with age and produce small white flowers followed by red berries in the fall and winter months. The rounded crown of the tensaw is heavily branched at maturity, ( they mature faster than most evergreens) which makes these trees a fine choice for borders, hedges, or specimens (they love full sun!) for many years to enjoy! USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree will need (tensaws love full sun!). Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
After planting, water your tensaw regularly, keeping its soil moist to 1 inch deep during the first growing season. In the summer, water at least once a week. You should also prune in the winter for best results and heavy pruning is ok. A Tensaw holly can be planted anytime but spring and summer is best so it can start to establish itself before the winter in colder climates.

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