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Ilex opaca

American Holly

Description:

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

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