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Ilex opaca 'Miss Helen' /Miss Helen American Holly

Ilex opaca 'Miss Helen'   / Ilex opaca 'Miss Helen'
Stately specimen hollies at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC
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Stately specimen hollies at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC

Foliage

Close-up image of holly showing marginal spines

Foliage

Handsome conical forms

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Scientific Name: Ilex opaca 'Miss Helen'
Common Name: Miss Helen American Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: A female selection has fragrant flowers and medium, dark green foliage. Difficult to transplant and requires 6 or more hours of sunlight per day.