Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This grove of holly was planted for the beauty of its two-colour foliage: it is pale green and matte lower down, and dark green and shiny higher up. It is adorned with small whitish flowers from April to July, and then berries of a vermilion red in autumn. It grows quietly, gently but surely.
Here, holly occupies a special place among hardwoods: it is the only one that is evergreen. This is why it is often found in Christmas decorations. Whatever the season though, it seems to be doing well. A solid species, it escapes the harshness of winter and resists pollution, becoming a symbol of life. Holly has the reputation of being protective.