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Holly

Ilex spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

7a-10b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

8m

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Holly Overview

    Ilex is a large genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees. They are native to temperate, subtropical and tropical regions worldwide, and are commonly known as holly. They are distinguished by their glossy, sometimes spiny leaves, and showy berries in autumn and winter - which also attract birds. Often found in woodland, they are popular as ornamentals - as specimen trees or hedges - and this genus is often strongly associated with Christmas. The berries are toxic if ingested.

    Common problems with Holly

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    Special features of Holly

    Attractive leaves

    Attracts birds

    Attractive fruits

    Winter colour

    Autumn colour

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