American Holly Bushes
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Tree identification

Zone Palm City, Florida Zone 9-10 | dejschwab added on October 10, 2018 | Answered

I cannot figure out what kind of tree this is. I live in South Florida and this looks like an oak tree but it has toothed leaves and just today I noticed green berries growing in clusters. The leaf reminds me of a holly leaf but this grows like an oak. Thanks.

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drtreelove
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Answered on October 11, 2018

I believe you are correct in recognizing a holly. I think you have American holly (Ilex opaca) a Forida native. Yes it is a tree form, so may appear to grow like an oak.

http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/trees-and-shrubs/shrubs/holly.html

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