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Common Name: American Holly

Species Name: Ilex opaca

Family Name: Aquifoliaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Sun Preference Full Sun



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 40-feet diameter, 50-feet height
    • Leaves: Simple, alternate, evergreen, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 1-4 inches long, up to 8 spines per side



Soil Preference Well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes Not tolerant of wind; must have male and female plants for fruit set


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