Holly 'American'

Holly 'American'

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American Hollies are a popular evergreen tree. Normally pruned to be kept as small trees or shrubs. They will berry in fall through spring. Berries are bright red and are very popular to use in winter decoration. Dense foliage provides cover and nesting habitat for various birds.  Ilex opaca

Additional Information:

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
Deer Resistant: Yes
Mature Height: 25-30 Feet
Mature Width: 15-20 Feet
Growth Rate: Slow
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5-9
Habit: Upright, Pyramidal
Water Needs: Average
Maintenance: Low
Pruning Time: Winter , but can be lightly pruned any time during the year
Additional attribute:
Red berries in Fall to Spring
Attracts Birds
Year round Interest
Native to North America
Berries are popular addition to winter decorations
Separate male and female plants are need to produce berries
Landscape Uses:
Foundation Planting, Focal Point, Winter Landscape, Hedges, Woodland Gardens


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The other method is "Common Carrier Shipping". Only certain plants can be sent this way. Usually ones that are under 4 feet tall. When we ship this way, one of our crew members boxes up your order and then sends it to your home via UPS or FedEx.

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Plants with listed heights (i.e. 4-5 ft) are measured from the top of the root ball to the top of the plant. Basically, what will be exposed out of the ground after planting. We do not count the root ball or container in the tree size.

Many of our plants come in the plastic Nursery Containers in which they are grown. These containers come in various sizes. Typically, the larger the container, the more mature and larger the plant is. The containers are measured by the "Gallon". More often than not, the larger the gallon size, the larger the plant.

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