This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Massachusetts to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas
Mature Height and Width:
30-40 feet by 18-40 feet
Sometimes called the Christmas holly, this species is a visual asset to many landscapes. More famously, the branches of female holly trees are used in holiday decorations, given the shiny leaves, and distinctive red fruits. A word of warning, holly leaves, with their sharp edges are the right size, shape and stiffness to become wedged in the arch of bare feet, leading to a distinct form of pain to the shoeless.