- Common Name(s):
- Purple holly
Smooth gray bark.
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
- 30-50 ft.
- Purplish pink to red flowers; shiny red fruit
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
- Single trunk tree
- Growth Rate:
- 2-4.2 in. alternate, simple leaves
NCCES plant id: 2016