Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Michigan Holly

Latin Name: Ilex verticillata

Flower Description:

White flowers. Bright scarlet fruit grows in clusters and persists throughout winter. Only female produces fruit, and must have a male nearby for pollination.

Season Bloom
HabitatGrows in wet areas near swamps, ponds, or wet woods. Prefers rich, acidic soils. Hardy. Can tolerate partial shade, but will produce more fruit if planted in full sun.
Leaf DescriptionLong, oval, green leaves that turn brown to black in autumn.
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