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Ilex perado

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20-30 ft (6-9 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Glossy dark green leaves; red berries

Uses: Foliage contrast Fruit contrast Hedge Windbreaks

Zones: 7-9

Description: This evergreen upright shrub or small tree native to the Canary Islands and the Azores grows to an average 20?30 ft (6?9 m) high. Its glossy, dark green leaves are oblong or lance-shaped, leathery and generally spiny, sometimes spineless. It has red fruit

Growth Habit: Upright habit

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