Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Upright; conical; pyramidal in youth; with age open, irregular with high branches at wide anglesMature Height - 40-60'Mature Width - 20-40'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Staminate in cymes, pistillate 1-3 on a peduncle, dull white, 4-lobedFruit - Berry-like, dull red rounded drupe, 4 pyrenesLeaf - 1.5 to 3.5" alternate, simple leaf; dark green, spiny, leatheryFall Color - None, evergreen.Bark - Smooth light gray bark.Other Features - Larval food for Henry's elfin butterfly; berries attracts birds; tolerates air pollutionPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Needs moderately fertile, moist, loose, acid, well-drained soil. Sun to partial shade; avoid extremely dry, windy, and wet sites.Native Habitat - Massachusetts to Florida, west to Missouri and TexasDiseases and Insects - Holly leaf miner,bud moth, scales, beetlesStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Holly.- Other plants of the family Aquifoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Ilex.- Other plants of the species Ilex opaca.