American Holly TreePosted: January 16, 2017
My property came with some native trees growing on it. We are on the edge of the Piney Forest, which is being cut down one development at a time, but that is for another post. One of my favorite trees is the American Holly tree ( Ilex opaca). It can grow up to 50 feet tall and I think this one is close to that height.
In the spring it has tiny flowers that have a wonderful scent and attracts lots of bees. The Holly tree is evergreen, so as the new leaves come out the old ones begin to fall. The leaves can be used for tea. (Please do your own research before trying.)
Another Holly tomorrow.