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Ilex aquifolium/English Holly

Ilex aquifolium / Ilex aquifolium
Typical English holly foliage, but grows best in the Upper South
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Typical English holly foliage, but grows best in the Upper South

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Scientific Name: Ilex aquifolium
Common Name: English Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: Hollies are dioecious. Male and female plants must be relatively close together for pollination and fruit set to take place. Slow grower in zone 8. Used in screens, hedges, accent, specimen, and in containers. Its foliage is used for holiday decorating.