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Dense green spiky foliage is produced that creates a brilliant backdrop to an abundance of vivid red berries, attracting birds into the garden. These beautiful trees are hardy, producing evergreen leaves, adding character to garden borders and patio containers. Stems of holly can also be cut to make wonderful decorative arrangements indoors.
Traditionally in Europe, the English holly, Ilex aquifolium, was the holly species of choice. In the U.S., the American holly, I. opaca is a similar counterpart, while in China, it's the Chinese holly, I. cornuta. Unfortunately, northern gardeners (zone 5 or colder) could not enjoy these trees and shrubs since the previous ones mentioned are.
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The holly bush is a broad-leaf evergreen popular in landscape design for its versatility. It serves well as a low-cropped foundation planting, as a privacy screen, as a hedge or as a specimen tree for a focal point in the garden. When a holly grows too large, however, you may need to move it.
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Most hollies, whether evergreen or bare in winter, require a male holly to provide pollen to insure fruit set. In some cases it doesn’t have to be pollen from the same species. Though a couple of hollies set fruit in the absence of a male, the resulting berries have sterile seeds. The accompanying chart gives holly pollination basics.