Ilex opaca 'Dan Fenton'

Dan Fenton American Holly

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An unusual name for a female Holly, so we assume Mr. Fenton must have been an exceptionally worthy man. Dan Fenton American Holly is indeed a female and produces a nice set of red berries. Introduced by Dr. Orton of Rutgers, ‘Dan Fenton’ makes a well-branched pyramidal holly, perhaps a little broader in outline than some opacas at a young age. Foliage is clean, green, and lustrous.

Category: Medium screening tree; broadleaf evergreen
Flower: Small, white, not impactful
Fruit: Red berries
Winter Interest: Fruit persists into winter
Texture: Fine
Mature Size: 35' tall by 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Adaptability: Salt spray tolerant, a little wind protection for best winter foliage
Native Habitat: Southeastern states into eastern Texas, coastal areas up to Massachusetts