Ilex decidua Walter, Fl. Carol. 241 1788. (syn: Ilex aestivalis Lam.; Ilex curtissii (Fern.) Small; Ilex decidua var. curtissii Fernald; Ilex prinoides (Soland.); Ilex prionites Willd.; Ilex tenuifolia Salisb.; Prinos deciduus (Walt.) DC.);

USA (Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia), Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas) as per Catalogue of Life;

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A small avenue tree seen in Atlanta during Oct,18.

Kindly omit the Orange Flowers in subject line.
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It may be Ilex decidua aka Possumhaw Holly.
If that is the correct ID, the tree tends to send up numerous suckers so if this is a street tree it’s most likely a hybrid, possibly I. decidua ‘Warren’s Red’.


Thanks for the id.
Yes these were small Avenue trees.

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Further to your suggested id, I could locate these pictures from the same tree.

Hope they help in identifying the tree.
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