Plant Features: American Holly

American Holly – Ilex opaca: A small to medium-sized tree. Leaves alternate, persistent, simple, 2-4 inches long, and 1-2 inches wide. The leaf margin is wavy with stout, stiff, sharp spines. Fruit is a spherical red berrylike drupe about .25 inches in diameter, each containing several 1 seeded nutlets. The bark is Gray and thin … Read more