Ilex

Holly (Ilex)
Origins
Native to Africa, Americas, Asia & Europe.
Type
Perennial (evergreen).
Hardiness(see References, below)
Zones 6 - 9.
Bloom
Spring.
Fruit - Fall, Winter.
Height - Up to 65 ft (20 m).
Cultivation - Sun or partial shade, rich, moist, well-drained soil. Prune in Spring.
Propagation - By seed or by cuttings (take these in Summer).

Other - 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.

CAUTION
Do not eat berries, - they are harmful.

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