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Ilex aquifolium

Common Name(s):
English holly
Cultivar(s):
Aquifodina, Argentea, Britebush, Crinkle Variegated, Ferox Argentena, Marginata, Dapper, Ivory, Moonbeam, Zelta's Elite
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Dislikes high temperatures and high humidity; use only in protected locations; ornamental tree or tall hedge; need male and female plants to produce berries;

Height:
15-50 ft.
Foliage:
Dark green
Flower:
Greenish-white, producing red, yellow, or orange berries 1/4 inch diameter that ripen in fall, persist into winter and are attractive to birds
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil; will not tolerate poor drainage
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Dense pyramidal; heavily branched
Width:
15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow in south
Leaf:
1-3 in. alternate, simple, glossy, dark green wavy leaves with spines
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2010

Ilex aquifolium Ilex aquifolium foliage and fruit
Photo by Iain Turner, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Ilex aquifolium Ilex aquifolium growth habit, foreground
Photo by Peter Birch, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0