Holly

Ilex aquifolium

Holly

Identification

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FAMILY

Aquifoliaceae

LATIN NAME

Ilex aquifolium

Widespread across the UK, where it is found in scrub, hedgerows and woodland. Particularly common in oak and beech woodland.

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Glossy, dark green and oval evergreen leaves. Young leaves are spiky, whereas older leaves are smooth.

White with five petals, blooming in spring to early summer.

Small scarlet berries develop from females flowers once pollinated.

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LENGTH (M)

Up to 15m

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

Up to 300 years

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