Ilex aquifolium

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Common name: HOLLY

Native to: Northern Africa, Southern Europe, West Asia, West Europe

Sentiment: foresight


Types: shrub, tree

Form: erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 82 feet

Max width: 14.5 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: bird

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: cover

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: regular