3 of these trees grow in a cluster up agains the George Washington University Law School Adelman Martin building. The are just to the right of the entry-way when facing the front entrance.
The leaf surface is glossy. There are several area on each leaf where the edge comes together and terminates in a long, sharp spine. The leaves are dark green with a tough exterior.
This species was identified using "Tree Finder" by May Theilgaard Watts.
This holly tree was seen at a height of about six metres. Based upon available records it is estimated to be about sixty years old.
- broadleaf evergreen tree;
- simple alternate;
- invasive species.
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....