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Ilex opaca 'William Hawkins'

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Holly, 'William Hawkins'

Ilex opaca, the familiar American Holly, is a medium size evergreen tree with spines on the margins and tips of the tough leathery leaves and red berries on the female plants. It is widespread in eastern U.S. on well-drained woodland sites and a widely cultivated ornamental. Seedlings are highly variable and selected named clones are much better as ornamentals. This is a most unusual male form of American Holly with very small narrow spiny leaves which are very unlike the typical form and hardly recognizable as Ilex opaca. It was found near Mentone, Alabama and originally called 'Mentone'. We obtained this from the late, great plantsman, nurseryman, and gentleman Mr. Tom Dodd, Jr. of Semmes, AL who promoted native plants "when native wasn't cool"! We are not sure of the ultimate size of this unusual clone.

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

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Full Sun to Part Shade

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