New Zealand Holly
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub, or small tree, vigorous, upright, can reach 20 ft x 15 ft. Leaves simple, alternate, 10 cm long, ovate-oblong, sharply toothed (holly-like), tip pointed, glossy dark green above, silver-white pubescence below. Flowers small, 1.5 cm across, white with reddish brown centers, in large clusters, to 15 cm across; fragrant.
- Sun or shade, very shade-tolerant.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (8)9 Native to New Zealand.