The holly group covers a large number of evergreen and deciduous small trees and shrubs. Flowers are inconspicuous but the black or red berries are most decorative in the fall and winter. All but the Chinese holly require both male and female plants to produce berries.
Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: 4 – 7
- English (I. aquifolium) with blue-black grape-like fruits and bronze fall leaves
- Chinese (I. cornuta) with red berries
- Japanese (I. crenata) with black berries
- Long-stalk (I. pedunculosa) with red, dropping berries and spineless leaves
- American (I. opaca) a columnar, evergreen tree with short, spreading branches
- Gallberry (I. glabra) with white flowers and black berries
- Winterberry (I. verticillata) with red berries and dull leaves
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