American Holly | Forty Acre Rock

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Description

Ilex opaca
• Universally recognized eastern tree
• Christmas holly
• Prickly evergreen leaves
• Classic landscape plant
• Contains bright red berries and glossy leaves
• Grows up to 50 feet
• Trunk diameter 15 - 61 cm (6 - 24 inches)
• Flowers May to June
• Typical shrub in Piedmont area of South Carolina
• Red fruits eaten by songbirds, bobwhite and wild turkey

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