american-holly

Botanical Name Ilex opaca
Common Name American Holly
Plant Type Broadleaf evergreen tree
Hardiness Zone 5-9
Height 20-30 ft.
Spread 10-20 ft.
Habit upright, excurrent canopy
Exposure full sun to part shade
Bloom Type May
Bloom Color white
Flower insignificant
Autumn/Winter Intrest evergreen foliage & red winter berries
Suggested Use specimen, tall screen
Locations Mile High Falls Midway, Aqua Theater
Notes Small green berries appear in late summer, maturing to crimson by autumn and persisting through the winter. Some ripen to yellow or orange. Use American holly as a specimen tree or in a woodland garden.
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