Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &

Ilex opaca 'Carolina #2'

Carolina #2 American Holly

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Carolina #2 American Holly is a large native evergreen shrub with a narrow upright pyramidal habit known for its dark green color and heavy berry production.  If pollinated, the clusters of inconspicuous creamy white flowers in spring give way to red fruits in fall which lasts through winter.  Best density and fruit production in full sun and moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  




20' - 40'


10’ - 20'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.   Well-drained soils essential.   Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew.  Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Privacy ScreenHedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  AzaleaHydrangeaPeony

IMAGES: GelmaraghyC2-1-Ilex opaca (American Holly)CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Famartin2014-12-30 11 32 25 American Holly along River Road (New Jersey Route 175) in Ewing, New JerseyCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by Nicholas_T, Evergreen, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex opaca 12zzCC BY-SA 4.0

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