American Holly

$999

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Now Spring 2024

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6-10"

American Holly

$999

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Size

6-10"
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American Holly Is A Stunning Tree

American Holly (Ilex opaca) is a species of holly native to the eastern and south-central regions of the United States. It is a broadleaf evergreen tree that can grow up to 60 feet tall, although it is typically smaller in cultivation. The leaves are dark green, glossy, and spiny, with a wavy or undulating margin. The bark is grayish-brown and smooth when young but becomes rough and scaly as the tree ages.

One of it's most distinctive features is its bright red berries that persist on the tree through the winter. The berries are a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife during the colder months and are also famous for use in holiday decorations.

American Holly is Famous 


It is a famous ornamental tree in landscapes due to its attractive foliage and berries and its tolerance for various soil types and conditions. It is also an important tree in the wild, providing habitat and food for various animals. Here are some cool facts about the tree. The leaves have a waxy coating that helps prevent water loss, allowing the tree to thrive in dry conditions.

American Holly Has bright Red Berries


The red berries are not edible for humans, but they are an essential food source for birds, including cedar waxwings, robins, and blue jays. They are dioecious, meaning individual trees are either male or female. Only female trees produce berries. It is a slow-growing tree, with some specimens living for more than 300 years.

The wood is one of the whitest and densest woods in North America, making it a prized material for carving and inlay work. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including fever, heartburn, and arthritis. They are also sometimes referred to as "white holly" due to the lightness of their wood, as well as "Christmas holly" because of its association with the winter holiday season.

 American Holly Trees are one of the most beautiful colors with their unique dark green leaves that shine, with illuminating red berries and snow-like flowers that bloom from September to November. They can be used for one of the most incredible holidays like Christmas or for luxurious bliss in any home or office. 


Trim ceilings or spacious vaulted ceilings will fit anyone's desired height, as they are decorated with vibrant red berries and long-lasting leaves. Though you want something more practical and less in the pocket, why not have a decoration you can admire all year round, a fetching wreath? 

The wreaths are full of vibrant colors that will start any conversation with their eye-catching characteristics. The wreaths are distinct with their charm, red berries, and original braiding of the holly branches that form something priceless. The wreath symbolizes strength, which you can have up all year round. Feel joy and comfort to start a new year fresh with the trees. 

As they are decorative with vibrant red berries and entertain your family, buy decorating the trees with old-fashioned popcorn or unique ornaments. Whether it's your spouse and you or your family of four kids and six dogs, the holly branches can elaborate from a plan table to a beautiful twist in the holiday cheer. 

Careful pruning is required to maintain the shape and size of the tree; prune in late fall or early winter. Clusters of small greenish-white flowers with four white petals with a slight pink tint; a flower is 8 mm in diameter and grows where the leaves join the stem. Male flowers have four petals, and the female carpel has four. 

The flower is fragrant and opens in May or June; after successful pollination, it forms bright red berries on female plants. The berries are called drupes; they start green, turning to bright red. Berries grow from September to November and stay on the trees all winter.

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