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English Holly
Ilex aquifolium

Location: 1251 Peralta
Park: Shinn Historical Park
District: Niles
Native to: Europe
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen, native to south and central Europe, British Isles. The foliage and berries make fine Christmas decorations. A dense, erect somewhat oval-topped tree with numerous but not wide-spreading branches that reach almost to the ground.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker