Information for American Holly


Data



Accepted Symbol
ILOP 
Symbol
ILOP 
Scientific Name
Ilex Opaca 
Common Name
American Holly 
Category
Dicot 
Genus
Ilex 
Family
Aquifoliaceae 
Family Symbol
AQUIFO 
Family Common Name
Holly Family 
Fact Sheets  

Ecology and Taxonomy Data



Orders
Liliales 
Subclass
Liliidae 
Class
Liliopsida 
Division
Magnoliophyta 
Superdivision
Spermatophyta 
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta 
Kingdom
Plantae 
Itis Tsn
42750 
Duration
Perennial 
Growth Habit
Forb/herb 
Native Status
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N) 

Morphology/Physiology



Active Growth Period
Spring and Summer 
Bloat
None 
C N Ratio
High 
Coppice Potential
No 
Fall Conspicuous
Yes 
Fire Resistance
No 
Flower Color
Yellow 
Flower Conspicuous
No 
Foliage Color
Green 
Foliage Porosity Summer
Dense 
Foliage Porosity Winter
Dense 
Foliage Texture
Coarse 
Fruit Color
Red 
Fruit Conspicuous
Yes 
Growth Form
Single Stem 
Growth Rate
Slow 
Height At Base Age
20 
Maximum Feet
40 
Height
No 
Mature Feet
Yes 
Known Allelopath
Moderate 
Leaf Retention
No 
Lifespan
None 
Low Growing Grass
Yes 
Nitrogen Fixation
Erect 
Resprout Ability
None 

Growth Data



Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils
Yes 
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils
Yes 
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils
No 
Anaerobic Tolerance
Low 
Caco3 Tolerance
Low 
Cold Stratification Required
Yes 
Drought Tolerance
Medium 
Fertility Requirement
Medium 
Fire Tolerance
Low 
Frost Free Days
140 
Hedge Tolerance
Medium 
Moisture Use
Medium 
Ph Minimum
4.5 
Ph Maximum
7.0 
Planting Density Per Acre
300 
Maximum
800 
Precipitation Minimum
40 
Precipitation Maximum
80 
Root Depth
30 
Minimum Inches
Medium 
Salinity Tolerance
Tolerant 
Shade Tolerance
-20 

Reproduction Data



Bloom Period
Mid Spring 
Commercial Availability
Routinely Available 
Fruit Seed Abundance
Low 
Fruit Seed Period Begin
Summer 
Fruit Seed Period End
Fall 
Fruit Seed Persistence
Yes 
Propogated By Bare Root
Yes 
Propogated By Bulbs
No 
Propogated By Container
Yes 
Propogated By Corms
No 
Propogated By Cuttings
Yes 
Propogated By Seed
Yes 
Propogated By Sod
No 
Propogated By Sprigs
No 
Propogated By Tubers
No 
Seeds Per Pound
28430 
Seed Spread Rate
Slow 
Seedling Vigor
Low 
Small Grain
No 
Vegetative Spread Rate
None 

Sustainibility Data



Berry Nut Seed Product
Yes 
Christmas Tree Product
Yes 
Fodder Product
No 
Fuelwood Product
Medium 
Lumber Product
No 
Naval Store Product
No 
Nursery Stock Product
Yes 
Palatable Browse Animal
Low 
Palatable Graze Animal
Low 
Palatable Human
No 
Post Product
No 
Protein Potential
Low 
Pulpwood Product
Yes 
Veneer Product
Yes 
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