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Ilex aquifolium


Order: Celastrales
   Family: Aquifoliaceae
            Genus: Ilex
                        Specie: Ilex aquifolium

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Glossy dark green leaves; red, orange or amber berries

Uses: Foliage contrast Fruit contrast Hedge Windbreaks

Zones: 6-10

Description: Despite the common name, this species occurs over southern and western Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It is a densely branched, pyramidal, erect evergreen tree which can reach a height of 80 ft (24 m), but more often 40 ft (12 m). Its glossy dark

Growth Habit: Densely branching, pyramidal habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

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