Occasional in regenerating broadleaved forest
Shrubby and seedling holly plants were common in the forested area
A solitary large tree 15m high 690mm d.b.h growing in a paddock near Lake Wairarapa
Ilex aquifolium (holly, common holly, English holly, European holly, or occasionally Christmas holly), is a species of holly native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia.I. aquifolium is the species familiar in Christmas decoration, and is regarded as the type species of the genus Ilex, which by association is also called "holly". It is a dioecious tree or shrub found, for example, in shady areas of forests of oak and in beech hedges....