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Ilex Opaca (American Holly) Question?

10 years ago

Hello Everyone,

Can Ilex Opaca be maintained as a shrub approximately 15' x 8' (Height x Width)? My local nursery (Long Island, NY) has said that although this variety can reach 40' in height, it can be maintained as a shrub with some regular pruning. I certainly don't mind doing the work as long as the shrub/tree will respond well to it. Has anyone successfully done this?

I was planning on planting several of these American Holly as part of a mixed evergreen privacy hedge along my property border. One of the reasons I chose to include this variety of Ilex is because of it's reputation for deer resistance.

Thank you ... Sorry if this is a duplicate post.

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