Ilex - Holly Tree, Evergreen Holly

Origins        Native to Africa, Americas, Asia
Type           Perennial (evergreen)
Hardiness    Zones 6 - 9
Bloom          Spring
Fruit            Fall, Winter
Height         Up to 65 ft (20 m)

Sun or partial shade, rich, moist, well-drained soil. Prune in Spring.

By seed or by cuttings (take these in Summer).

Additional Information about Holly Tree
Perfect for hedging. Leaves have long been used in remedies for fever, constipation and other ailments. In South America, roasted leaves of Holly are often brewed as tea.

Do not eat berries, - they are harmful.

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