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American Holly (Ilex Opaca)

9 years ago

I wanted to start a thread for discussion of the American Holly (Ilex Opaca). You don't really find much discussion on this classic American native. This is one tree that is very rarely used in the landscape now a days but is an evergreen that greatly deserves recognition. Here's a photo of a beauty that I found growing in a cemetery that started in the mid to late 1800's. I moved to Iowa from the Pennsylvania so finding one of these growing outside of its native range is a sight to see.

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