Lusterleaf Holly

Lusterleaf Holly

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Ilex latifolia

Native to Japan and China, Lusterleaf Holly was first brought to the US in about 1840. It is slow growing, 6-8'' per year, to a maximum height of 65', unless kept pruned. It can be planted near a house. Prefers a well-drained acidic soil. Requires both sexes to produce its red berries, of which large clusters are born by female plants.

 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub or small tree
foliage Type Broadleaf evergreen
Height 30-50 ft
Spread 15-20 ft
Shape Pyramidal
Primary foliage Color Green, dark, glossy
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Yellow
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to partial shade
Water Preferences Well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone Zones 7 (-17çF) to 9 (-9çF)