Ilex latifolia
Common name: 
Lusterleaf Holly
Pronunciation: 
I-leks lat-i-FO-li-a
Family: 
Aquifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen tree/shrub, 20-25 ft (6-8 m), large shrub or a pyramidal tree, dense, stout branches, flat stems.  Leaves alternate, simple, thick, leathery, oblong, relatively large, 10-20 cm long, marginal coarse teeth, lustrous dark green, yellow-green below.  Flowers yellow-green, 4-parted.  Fruit dull red, 8 mm diam., borne in axillary clusters which almost surround the stem, hold into winter.
  • Sun to part shade.  Does best in well-drained soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7      China and Japan.
  • latifolia: with broad leaves.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side Gilmore, near annex.
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