Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &
Ilex opaca &

Carolina #2 American Holly

Ilex opaca 'Carolina #2'

Regular price$941.60
  • 3 available.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Carolina #2 American Holly is a large native evergreen shrub with a narrow upright pyramidal habit known for its dark green color and heavy berry production.  If pollinated, the clusters of inconspicuous creamy white flowers in spring give way to red fruits in fall which lasts through winter.  Best density and fruit production in full sun and moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  




Southeast N. America; GA Native


20' - 40'


10’ - 20'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.   Well-drained soils essential.   Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew.  Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Privacy ScreenHedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  AzaleaHydrangeaPeony

IMAGES: GelmaraghyC2-1-Ilex opaca (American Holly)CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Famartin2014-12-30 11 32 25 American Holly along River Road (New Jersey Route 175) in Ewing, New JerseyCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by Nicholas_T, Evergreen, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex opaca 12zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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