- Common Name(s):
- Longstalk holly
Wildlife Value: Berries are eaten by birds. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 20-30 ft.
- 0.25 in. bright red fruit on 1-2 in. stalks in fall
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; wind and cold tolerant
- Broad shrub to small tree; dense
- 15-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Slow to moderate
- 1-3 in. alternate, simple dark green leaves; may develop a yellowish green cast in winter
NCCES plant id: 2015