Ilex opaca Dan Fenton

Dan Fenton American Holly

Femaie selection with broad pyramidal shape with dark green, spiny leaves. Maintains dark green foliage all season. Clusters of small white flowers attract pollinators in spring. Needs a male pollinator to produce lustrous red, 1/4" berries that mature in October and persist through winter. Provides nectar and pollen for pollinators, food and cover for songbirds, quail and other wildlife. 

Can be used as a hedge.

  • Native evergreen holly
  • Plentiful, bright red berries
  • Lustrous dark green foliage

  • Category: Tree, Native
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Height: 20-25 ft
  • Spread: 12-15 ft
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
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Landscape Characteristics
Fragrance
Ornamental Fruit
Classification by Use
Hedge/Screen
Native
Specialty Use
Wildlife Garden
Woodland Garden
Animal Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Songbirds
Habit
Pyramidal
Upright
Light Requirement
Sun
Part Sun
Part Shade
Foliage
Evergreen
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter
Growth Rate
Slow
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Well-Drained
Foliage Color
Green
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Ilex opaca Dan Fenton

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, acidic, well-drained soil. Shade, partial shade, or full sun if moisture is adequate. Avoid extremely dry soils and poorly drained soil. Protect from cold winter winds and strong winter sun. Afternoon shade is best in warm summer climates.