Ilex rotunda Thunb.

Lord's Holly, Kurogane Holly

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Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: (7)8 to 9

Size: Tree to 60' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Leaves elliptical, entire, to 4" long and 1.75" wide. Large amount of bright red berries on female trees. Susceptible to cold injury below 15F. Difficult to propagate.

History: 

Native to Japan and Korea.

The tree pictured is growing at the Bamboo Gardens in Savannah, GA. It was grown from seeds presented by Dr. Albert N. Steward, College of Agriculture and Forestry, Nanking University, received in April 1934.

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