Memorial Union Trail

American Holly – Ilex opaca

gold line

A slow-growing, pyramidal evergreen that can reach 50 feet in height. Its glossy, green leaves and

red berries make it a standout on the winter landscape. As only female trees produce berries, a

male tree must be planted nearby to ensure pollination.

To honor my father, Tom Fairlie. With love, Kristen.

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