Ilex aquifolium ‘San Gabriel’

Botanical Name: Ilex aquifolium ‘San Gabriel’

Phonetic: EE-licks ah-cweh-foal-ee-um

Common Name(s): English Holly

Family: Aquifoliaceae
Origin: Southern and western Europe, western Asia, northern Africa
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green with spiny margins
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): White, ivory

Exposure: Full sun to part shade (in hotter areas)
USDA: 7-9
Climate Zone(s): 7, 14-17, 20-24
Growth Rate: Slow               
Height: 25-40 Feet
Spread: 15-20 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Well-drained loam soils

Features: Holiday decoration, dark red berries, adapted to northern California’s cool and moist climate, self-fertile female variety, long sharp spines, attractive fruit in fall, pyramidal shape
Uses: English style gardens, woodland style gardens, natural screens, clipped hedges, dense trees, wind breaks

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