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Urban Eco-art: Dahoon Holly
   Xavier Cortada, Dahoon Holly, 2010.         


 Dahoon Holly

Ilex Cassine
Description: A small tree ideal for a variety of landscape settings. At least two Dahoon Hollies must be planted to ensure production of the brilliant red berries in fall and winter.
Height: Typically 10-30 feet.
Light: Full sun to light shade.
Drought Tolerance: Low to moderate.
Wildlife and Ecology: Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. The berries serve as an excellent food source for small mammals and birds.

 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada