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American Holly

Ilex opaca Ait.

Family: Aquifoliaceae


The American Holly is usually a small to medium-sized tree. It has been planted as an ornamental tree but is too slow-growing for most places. It is dioecious (different trees for male and female). It is most often used for decoration during Christmas time as the branches are often laden with brightly-colored red berries.