Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &

Ilex opaca 'Greenleaf'

Greenleaf American Holly

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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 in full sun and slightly acidic, well-drained soils.  Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit. 

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

20' - 25'

Spread: 

10’ - 15'

Spacing: 

12’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

FallYear-Round

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, Wildlife GardensPrivacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Astilbe, Magnolia, Azalea

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex opaca Greenleaf 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0

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