Greenleaf American Holly is a native with spiny medium green foliage. A female holly that, if pollinated, will produce heavy clusters of bright red fruits in fall which lasts through winter. Best planted infull sunand slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit.
20' - 25'
10’ - 15'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
5 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
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,Borders, Woodland Gardens,Wildlife Gardens, Privacy Screen,Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Astilbe, Magnolia, Azalea
Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex opaca Greenleaf 3zz, CC BY-SA 4.0