American Holly

Ilex opaca



Slow growing dioecious evergreen tree of acid soils. Small white flowers in late spring, red fruit maturing in fall and lasting into winter. Prefers moist well drained soil and a non windy location. Leaves tend to pale in windy conditions. 40 to 50 feet tall. Fruit October to November. Shade tolerant but does well in direct sun.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:White Holly, Prickly Holly
Plant Family:Aquifoliaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Birds, Bees
Bloom Time:Late May to late June
Fruit Timing:October to November
Global and State Rank:SNR, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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