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Ilex opaca


American Holly

In Stock: 2.931 lb (Total:2.931lb)
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2.93 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
2.93 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.

Other: seedlings need shade for their first year , Sporadic germination will occur over a 2-3 year period 

Experience the beauty of American Holly (Ilex opaca), a medium-sized broadleaved evergreen tree native to the eastern United States, versatile for numerous applications. Featuring yellow-green spiny leaves and red fruit, its aesthetic appeal enhances any landscape and provides festive décor for the winter holidays. Frequently cultivated as an understory tree, this species thrives in both dry and swampy soil, makes a striking presence in forests as well as an ornamental addition to gardens due to its unique growth habit and vibrant colorings. It's fascinating to note male and female plants are needed to produce its distinctive fruit - a trait that led to the creation of many varied cultivars. Beyond its visual charm, the American Holly's wood be used in cabinet-making, interior finishes, and even stained to mimic the look of ebony. With 36 pounds per cubic foot, it proves invaluable for creating small, detailed objects like tool handles. Recognized as the state tree of Delaware, its use extends into celebrations, inseparably connected to joyful Christmas time traditions in literature and real life. Whether for decoration, cultivation, or practical use, the American Holly stands as a testament to nature's adaptability and allure. Experience it today!

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