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American Holly

Ilex opaca

American Holly is an evergreen tree with a narrow, pyramidal crown and dark green leaves produces red berries on the female plant that ripen in October and persist through the winter. American Holly berries attract birds.  One male holly plant can fertilize many female plants. Be sure to match plant blooming times for best results.

Evergreen with pyramidal form
Bright red fruits persist through winter
Provides food and cover for birds

Gardening Suggestions for American Holly:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Songbirds
Midwest Native
Height:
15-30 Feet
Spread:
10-20 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5-9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Evergreen
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Specimen
Border or Bed
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage