FAMILIAR TREES OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLEMSON EXTENSION BUL 117

American Holly
Ilex opaca
American Holly is widely planted as an ornamental. Male and female flowers are on separate trees; only the female trees bear the distinctive bright red berries that provide so much color at Christmastime. The berries provide food for birds and other wildlife.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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