SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
Utility friendly tree.
One of the largest growing hollies, leaves are 6-8 inches long.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to China and Japan.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Compact and Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Prolific, Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.
Bark Mottled, Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 7, 15 - 17 and 20 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Leaf Miner, Mealy Bugs and Scales, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ilex latifolia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 20, 2018.
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