Location: School Street
Park: Niles Community Park
Native to: Europe
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Evergreen broadleaf native to southern Asia and Europe. This plant has shiny dark-green oval leaves with short holly-like spikes, dark purple inedible fruit with a large seed, and gray bark on the trunk and major branches. The tree is often used as a hedge or screen as the foliage is low growing and very dense. Mature trees to 40' or more. Leaves, stems, fruit, seeds, and bark are poisonous.
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