University of Florida

Ilex aquifolium

Common name(s): English Holly, European Holly, Oregon Holly

Plant type: evergreen large tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip, secondary
Time of year to take cuttings: early Winter
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 65 degrees F
Time to rooting: 4-6 weeks
Comment: Wound cuttings

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 4-5 months.
Comment: Half-shade is recommended for the first two Summers.