American holly


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American holly

[ə‚mer·ə·kən ′häl·ē]
(forestry)
Ilex opaca. A type of holly, widely valued as a Christmas decoration, that grows naturally in the eastern and southeastern United States close to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, in the Mississippi Valley, and westward to Oklahoma and Missouri; it attains a maximum height of 40-50 ft (12-15 m) and has red berries on dark evergreen leaves.
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The low-light growth index, slope at low light, was highest for American holly, followed by southern magnolia (Table 2).
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The newly popular African-American holiday Kwanzaa will mark the end of the year beginning in October, and the usual Christmas stamps will include a Madonna and child, holiday wreaths and American holly.
In addition to those mentioned above, these include such well-known trees as quaking aspen, boxelder, northern catalpa, American holly, chestnut oak, and saguaro.
Some of the plants that could be killed or harmed include: tomatoes, potatoes, domestic grape, lilac, hydrangea, chrysanthemum, paper birch, red pine, Scotch pine, apple trees, rhododendron, azalea, laurel, blueberries, hemlocks, arborvitae, sweet gum, American holly, and black ash.
It seems the local forester in Palestine was asked to measure a potential state champion American holly in a local cemetery.
The American holly has always played an important role in this country's culture.
George Washington's Mount Vernon, Virginia, estate (Metro: Huntington on yellow line to Fairfax Connector bus) contains trees planted by the first president, including two tulip poplar, two white ash, seven American holly, a Canadian hemlock, and a white mulberry.
Species will include pitch pine, red maple, scarlet oak, hickory, American holly, red cedar, and sassafras.
DELAWARE: American holly (Ilex opaca), designated in 1939.
To support the fruit-garden restoration, AMERICAN FORESTS' tree-planting project, Famous & Historic Trees, began collecting seed from the American holly trees now growing on the bowling green at Mount Vernon.
For example, we worked with an American Holly that George Washington himself planted at Mount Vernon.

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