Ilex Aquifolium (Common Holly)
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest,Winter Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Inedible Fruit,Good for Bees|
|Growth Rate||:||Slow Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree Type||:||Evergreen Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens,Woodland Sites,Garden,Parkland Trees|
One of the most evocative and best loved of all trees, the Common Holly is beautiful in its simplicity and brings cheer at the darkest time of year.
One of the most evocative and best loved of all trees; the Common Holly is beautiful in its simplicity and brings cheer at the darkest time of year.
It is very tolerant of shade and prefers well drained soils.
This native of Britain is a small, conical, evergreen tree which provides year-round interest, but is particularly attractive in autumn and winter.
Great for gardens, it only retains its spiky leaves within the first ten feet of height in the tree, as after this point it suffers no predation so has no need for a thorny defence.
Mature height: 5-10m