American Holly Characteristics
American Holly has thick, leathery, spiny leaves that are densely packed if given enough sun. It produces small, red, berry-like fruit in the fall and small, white flowers in the spring. Birds are highly attracted to the small fruits.
American Holly grows to 30 feet and can be used as a border tree or to bring texture and color to a landscape. Like most evergreens, it makes a beautiful addition for winter interest.
This hardy tree can handle a broad range of soil characteristics, preferring consistently moist conditions. However, it is best to avoid poorly drained areas.