The African holly has attractive bark and berries. It grows throughout South Africa, making it suitable for colder, frosty gardens too. An evergreen tree, between 10 and 25 m tall, with a straight trunk and a rounded canopy. Stems are normally round. Bark on the young tree is a pale grey-brown with patches of white, smooth with fine, transverse ridges and yellow- brown corky specks. As the tree becomes older it becomes evenly whitish grey with dark, and rough spots.
USDA Zone - 10
Season to Sow - Spring
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