Ilex × altaclerensis
Wilson holly

Aquifoliaceae (holly family)
China, Korea

Evergreen tree or shrub, selection ‘Wilsonii’ is seen on campus at Rains Houses as a tall, compact shrub, used as foundation planting against buildings. Large (to 4 in. long), leathery, glossy leaves, slightly undulate with a few spiny teeth; bears red berries.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text ca. 2005.