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The Holly

UK Garden Centre - Information about the Holly tree

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Family Aquifoliaceae
Ilex Aquifolium

The Holly is well distributed throughout the British Islands, ascending to a thousand feet, and it is probable that no other tree is so well known.
It must be regarded as one of our small trees, although some specimens attain a height of forty or fifty feet, with a girth of ten or twelve feet.
The bark of the Holly is smooth and pale grey in colour. The leaves are oval in shape, of a leathery consistence, with a firmer margin, running out into long sharp spines. It is a fact worthy of note that when the Holly has attained to a height of ten feet or so, it frequently clothes its upper branches in leaves that have no spines.
No doubt, in the early history of the holly, cattle found out its good qualities as food, and browsed upon the then unarmed foliage. in self-defence the tree developed spines upon its leaves, and so kept its enemies at a distance. Above the reach of these marauders the production of spines would be a useless waste of material.
The small white flowers of the Holly are about a quarter of an inch across, with four petals and four to six stamens or two to four stigmas. Sometimes flowers with stamens are produced by the same tree that bears flowers with stigmas; but usually the male and female flowers are borne by separate trees, so the possessor of a Holly that is solely male is puzzled by the fact that his tree, though covered with blossom, never produces a berry.
The fruit is similar in structure to that of the Plum and Cherry and is termed a drupe; but instead of the single stone of these fruits, in the Holly-berry there are two or more bony little stones, each with its contained seed. The berries ripen about September, and are then scarlet and glossy.
The wood of the Holly has an exceedingly fine grain, and is very hard and white, used often as a substitute for Box-wood, and, when dyed black, in lieu of Ebony.


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