American Holly

Trees of Westerly

American Holly

Westerly, Rhode Island 02891, United States

Created By: Lexus Falcone


American Holly

Illex opaca

HT: 15-50' DIA: 9-18"

This evergreen was located again on my property. It also acts as a property divider between my yard and my neighbors yard. The area it is found in is a mixture between rich and sandy soils. Personally, I think this evergreen is beautiful, and I love the pop of color when it's red berries are present.

I do find it particulalry interesting how these bushes require both a male and a female plant for optimal growth conditions.

This species can grow in habitats along the coast, in very sandy environments to swamps and very rich soiled forests. Often used as holiday decorations come Christmas time.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Trees of Westerly


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