The American Holly is an evergreen tree that may reach a height of 40 to 60 feet. The tree's leaves are alternating, with spiky serrated and smooth edges. The bark is gray-white in colour and splotched or warty in appearance. Late in the spring, little, dull green-white solitary blooms bloom. Females produce a brilliant red or orange fruit that ripens in the fall and lasts into the winter. Numerous cultivars of American Holly have been developed, some of which are included in this section.
Botanical Name : Ilex opaca
Common Name : American Holly
Height : 40- 50 ft
Spread : 10- 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires up to one year warm stratification followed by 90-120 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 5-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1625