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American Holly

Ilex opaca

Specifications

  • Plant Type: Tree
  • Annual/Perennial: Perennial
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Height: 30 - 40 feet
  • Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
  • Bloom Time: March - April
  • Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Conditions: Dry or Seasonally Wet
  • Spacing: 20 - 25 feet on center
  • Culture

    Can be pruned to promote more dense growth. Only females produce berries.

    Wildlife

    Fruit eaten by many songbirds including Cedar Waxwings. Larval plant for Henry’s Elfin Butterfly.

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