Ilex opaca

American Holly

  • Evergreen with pyramidal form
  • Bright red fruits persist through winter
  • Provides food and cover for birds
  • Height: 15-30 Feet
  • Spread: 10-20 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Specimen
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Evergreen
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
American Holly Ilex opaca from Forrest Keeling
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