Ilex Opaca – “Greenleaf” American Holly

“Greenleaf” American Holly

Illex opaca

Plant Type: Evergreen large shrub/tree

Habit: Upright, pyramidal

Mature Size: 20’-25’ tall; 10’-15’ wide

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Zones: 4-9

Foliage: Spiny medium green year-round

Requirements: Acidic, well drained, moist soil; part to full sun

Landscape Characteristics: Used as hedge or at corners of buildings. Berry-laden boughs are typically collected at Christmas for ornamentation. Winter interest, attracts wildlife. Residential or commercial landscapes. Moderately salt tolerant. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained soil.

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