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American Holly
American Holly Tree

American Holly

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  • This American Holly ships in a 3 pack of 2"cups

The Ilex Opaca - American Holly keeps their green leaves all year round with sharp tipped edges. They produce red berry-like fruit that is popular with birds but can be toxic if consumed by humans. In the spring small green or cream flowers appear with a soft pleasant aroma. American Holly grows in a pyramidal shape but can pruned to be a hedge. 

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

Drought tolerant once established.

White flowers, fragrant

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.


This American Holly comes in a 3pack of 2"inch cups.

Size: Mature size can reach up to 50'ft in height & 40'ft wide

Light: Full to partial shade

Hardiness zone: 5 - 9 View Map

Native to Eastern & South-Central, North America

Characteristics: Grows in pyramidal shape decorated with dark green glossy leaves with sharp, pointed edges and red berry-like fruit. Blooms small creamy-green flowers in the spring and release a pleasant aromatic scent. Can be pruned and shaped into a hedge.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy & clay soils with pH 5.0-7.0. Prefers normal moisture but can tolerate some floods and droughts.

Allow 5'ft between plants if planting for a screen or in groups.

Can preform well in shade and full sun but prefer partial sun.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 5 - 9

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American Holly

The flowers on an American Holly Tree are dioecious, meaning that male and female flowers grow on separate plants. Both are needed in order to pollinate and grow berries but a single male can pollinate multiple females nearby. Feeding squirrels, deer and over 18 species of birds throughout the winter months.

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