Common Name: American holly
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Time to plant seeds: November to February
Flowering period: April to May
There are more than 400 types of holly from around the world, from small shrubs to large climbers. This species forms a large shrub or small tree with dark green, spiny, leathery leaves characteristic of those of our native holly. In spring, white flowers are produced followed by crimson or occasionally yellow or orange berries in autumn.