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Plants Matching ilex

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Image of Ilex photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Holly)

For many people, the word “holly” calls to mind the prickly, evergreen leaves and bright red berries of the traditional holiday staple, English holly. However, the genus Ilex is far more varied, comprising over 400 species distributed in woodlands and open areas throughout temperate, tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Most hollies originate from Central to South America and Asia, however many are also found in Europe, Africa and North America. The many species of Ilex...

(Altaclara Holly)

An evergreen holly with handsome foliage, showy fall fruit, and wide adaptability, this small to medium-sized pyramidal tree is a hybrid of English holly (Ilex aquifolium). Its other parent, Ilex perado, comes from Madeira and the Canary and Azore islands.

The broadly oval, untoothed or sparsely toothed leaves are lustrous rich yellow-green to medium-green. Tiny white flowers occur in early spring at the bases of leaves, with male and female flowers occurring on separate plants....

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Jesse Saylor

(Altaclara Holly, James G. Esson Altaclara Holly)

A hybrid holly with handsome evergreen foliage, showy fall fruit, and wide adaptability, this small pyramidal tree traces its ancestry to English holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Ilex perado. The latter comes from Madeira and the Canary and Azore islands.

The oval, glossy deep green leaves have several spines along their edges. Tiny white female flowers occur in early spring at the bases of leaves. If a male plant is nearby, numerous large berries follow the flowers, flushing bright...

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Mark A. Miller

(Altaclara Holly, Lawsoniana Altaclara Holly)

An evergreen holly with handsome foliage, showy fall fruit, and wide adaptability, this small to medium-sized pyramidal tree is a hybrid of English holly (Ilex aquifolium). Its other parent, Ilex perado, comes from Madeira and the Canary and Azore islands.

The broadly oval, untoothed or sparsely toothed leaves are lustrous rich yellow-green to medium-green. Tiny white flowers occur in early spring at the bases of leaves, with male and female flowers occurring on separate plants....

(Apollo Holly, Deciduous Holly, Winterberry)

The vigorous hybrid ‘Apollo’ is a cross between winterberry (Ilex verticillata) and finetooth holly (I. serrata). It is a tall, rounded deciduous shrub with small glossy leaves that have a hint of burgundy when they first emerge in the spring. This holly is a male-flowering form that is planted to cross pollinate similar hybrids, such as 'Sparkleberry', to ensure they set fruit.

In mid-spring the foliage emerges with burgundy-purple hues and quickly deepens to glossy medium...

Image of Ilex aquifolium photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(English Holly)

The glossy, spined, dark green leaves of English holly are beautiful year round, but look particularly alluring in fall and winter when contrasted with its clusters of cheerful red berries. A tall, pyramid-shaped, broadleaf evergreen tree, it is native to southern and western Europe, western Asia and extreme northern Africa.

The leaves can be quite variable on this species, but are generally dark glossy green and oval-shaped with widely spaced spines on the wavy margins. Leaf undersides are...

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Mark A. Miller

(Amber English Holly, English Holly)

Glossy green foliage and a prolific crop of pale yellow to light apricot-colored berries are noteworthy features of the Amber English holly. This is the classic holly species that you see decorating English winter landscapes and decorative holiday displays. The glossy, dark green leaves of English holly trees have long, sharp undulating spines, but on 'Amber' the leaves may be less spined on occasion. They are pretty all year around but are most alluring in fall and winter when their cheerful...

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James Burghardt

(Argentea-marginata English Holly, English Holly, Variegated English Holly)

Striking evergreen foliage and showy fruits give this holly year-round interest. Eventually forming a large pyramidal shrub, it is a cultivar of the classic holly that you see decorating English winter landscapes and festive holiday displays. English holly also occurs over much of southern and western Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.

Dramatically edged with white variegation, the spiny, oval, glossy dark green leaves contrast beautifully with the green stems. New leaves are pink-tinged....

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Jesse Saylor

(English Holly, Golden Variegated English Holly)

Yellow-edged dark green leaves set 'Aurea Marginata' apart from other English hollies. The evergreen foliage and showy fruits give this holly year-round interest. Eventually forming a large pyramidal shrub, golden variegated English holly is a cultivar of the classic species that you see decorating English winter landscapes and festive holiday displays. English holly also occurs over much of southern and western Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.

Dramatically edged with light yellow...

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Mark A. Miller

(Bacciflava English Holly, English Holly, Yellow English Holly)

The rather tall and narrow-growing ‘Bacciflava’ is a female, yellow-fruited variety of English holly dating to around 1700 in Great Britain. This is the classic holly species that you see decorating English winter landscapes and decorative holiday displays. The glossy, dark green leaves of English holly trees have profoundly long, sharp undulating spines. They are pretty all year around but are most alluring in fall and winter when their cheerful berries appear. The tall trees are pyramidal broadleaf...