Ilex opaca/American Holly

Ilex opaca / Ilex opaca
Among the most popular evergreen trees in the South
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Scientific Name: Ilex opaca
Common Name: American Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A long-lived, evergreen tree that is used in screening, accent and as a specimen plant. Its red fruit is a favorite for many species of birds and other wildlife. Sexes on separate plants. There are numerous cultivars of American holly on the market.