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American Holly, Ilex opaca


American Holly Ilex opaca

Type Midstory, Height 40 to 50 ft, Spread 18 to 40 ft, Growth Rate Moderate, Sun Preference Partial Shade to Full Sun, Soil Preference Dry to Moist, Shape Pyramidal, Autumn Color Evergreen, Flower White, Seed Small red berry; wildlife value


Fun fact: holly trees are dioecious, which means that each individual produces only

male or female flowers. Most trees are monoecious, which means that they produce

both kinds of flowers and are capable of self-pollination. Your best chance for pretty

holly berries is to take more than

one tree!


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  • Remember, only one each, with a total of three trees per household. If you placed an order that does not follow these guidelines, you will still be able to pickup at least one tree. Example #1: You ordered two Redbuds and one Sweetgum; we provide only one Redbud and one Sweetgum. Example #2: You ordered two PawPaws and one Red Maple, you will receive your exact order.
  • I agree to plant this tree in Baltimore City on my property/with permission from property owner within two weeks of the giveaway date.
  • I understand that by accepting this tree, I agree to allow TreeBaltimore to map and monitor the health of your tree as part of their tree giveaway survive-ability study.
  • This website is intended to provide general information only. Always seek the advice of a health professional before eating any plant matter. Information provided is not designed to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness, or injury. Always consult a health care professional or medical doctor when suffering from any health ailment, disease, illness, or injury, or before attempting any traditional or folk remedies. As with any natural product, they can be toxic if misused.

American Holly

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