Leaf Identification

The leaves of the American Holly are 2″ to 4″ long with spiny marginal teeth and a leathery texture. They are a deep green and stay attached all year.

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Twig and Bud Identification

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Bark Identification

The American Holly has thin, gray bark with warty projections.

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Fruit Identification

The American Holly has bright red fruit that have a 1/4″ to 1/2″ diameter. They ripen in fall.

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Flower Identification

The flowers of the American Holly are greenish-white. The males have 2-12 flower clusters, and the females have solitary 2-3 flower clusters.

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