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The Ogham

B(Beithe):The Birch
L:(Luis): The Rowan
F:(Fearn): The Alder
S:(Sail): The Willow
N:(Nion): The Ash
H:(Huath): The Hawthorn
D:(Duir): The Oak
T:(Tinne): The Holly
C:(Coll): The Hazel
Q:(Queirt): The Apple
M:(Muin): The Vine
G:(Gort): The Ivy
nG:(nGetal): Broom
St:(Straiph): The Blackthorn
R:(Ruis): The Elder
A:(Ailm): The Fir
O:(Onn): The Furze
U:(Ur): The Heather
E:(Eadhadh): The Aspen
I:(Idhadh): The Yew

The Ogham Alphabet and Corresponding Tree Pages


"English Holly"
Ilex aquifolium
I. aquifolium (English holly, common holly); I. cornuta 'Burfordii' (Burford holly); I. crenata (Japanese holly); I. crenata 'Convexa' (convex-leaf Japanese holly)
With their glossy green foliage and red, yellow or black berries, the broad-leaved evergreen hollies are exceptionally decorative plants, and they adapt well to many kinds of shade. English holly will tolerate deep shade; Burford holly, open shade; and Japanese holly, medium shade to full sun. Although they require very little care, most hollies bear fruit only on female plants and must be placed within 100 feet of male plants for pollination. Also, the berries in most species are borne only on the current year's growth, a factor that should be kept in mind when pruning and shaping them.
English holly, most commonly used for Christmas arrangements has prickly wide-toothed foliage, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, and bright red berries 1/4 inch across. It normally grows 40 feet high; century-old holly trees sometimes become 100 feet tall. Frequently grown as a single specimen plant, when it is closely cropped it also makes a fine hedge under high-branched deciduous trees or between tall buildings.
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Here are some links to pages about or featuring the Holly Tree

Chinese Holly:
Yapon Holly:
Japanese Holly:
Berries of the Holly Tree: