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Ilex opaca

Ilex opaca

Ilex opaca

American holly

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 15-50'
Spread: 18-40'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white or cream
Fruit: red; fleshy
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

most common and abundant in moist sandy woodlands of the coastal plain

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

birds eat berries; state tree of Delaware

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1254.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004