ilex Seed Holly

American Holly.  The wonderful American Holly is a pyramidal grower to 25’ tall or more, but it’s real attribute is it’s bright red berries.  The seeds of hollies do usually take a while to sprout, so please be patient.  It is best if you can plant them directly into moist (not wet) garden soil outside and let them do their thing on their own.  More often than not when people plant holly seeds in containers, they end up dumping the containers prematurely, assuming that the seeds are not going to sprout.  Use a little patience, and you will be rewarded.