Holly plants are one of the few plants that can be grown in all fifty states. There are hundred of species, ranging from spreading shrubs six inches tall, to trees seventy feet tall.
Landscapers use this plant in many different ways. They can be used as a focal point, as privacy screens, or as accent plants.
Most holly are evergreen, which make them a great addition to a winter garden. As an added bonus, many birds are attracted to the bright red berries. Holly can help feed these winter friends.
Most holly prefer well-drained acidic soil, but a few, like the deciduous winterberry holly, do well in wet soil.