English Holly

Juergen Mangelsdorf

Plant Bio

Common Name:English holly
Family:Aquifoliaceae
Genus:Ilex
Species:aquifolium
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• reported sites confined to Vancouver and Fraser Valley. • can dominate the tall shrub layer in the forest. • used in gardens and cultivate for Christmas trade

Description

• perennial shrub or small tree that grows 2 to 5m tall
• stems are erect, branched; branchlets minute-hairy
• leaves are egg shaped, entire to lobed, often with stiff spine-like teeth, shiny, evergreen, leathery
• flowers are dull white
• fruits are round, smooth, red berries found in clusters

News

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Events

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February 28, 2017
Canadian Council on Invasive Species Forum

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species will be holding their 3rd National Invasive Alien Species Forum February 28 - March 2, 2017 in...

March 23, 2017
Alberta Invasive Species Council Annual Conference and AGM

Alberta Invasive Species Council Annual Conference and AGM.

Thursday March 23, 2017 at Lacombe Memorial Area, Lacombe, Alberta