This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Eastern China and Korea
Mature Height and Width:
8-10 feet by 25 feet
Similar to its American cousin, but the Chinese holly’s dense crown consisting of shiny leathery leaves makes the crown appear more full, lending this species a particularly striking appearance. However, its leaves tend to be more leathery, with sharper points and are therefore even more painful to step on with bare feet than the American holly.