Translation of holly in Spanish:

holly

Pronunciation: /ˈhɒli//ˈhɑli/

noun

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    holly (bush/tree) acebo
    • We bought what appeared to be a healthy holly tree, planted it in a large pot and placed it on our patio.
    • Severe winter conditions, and sometimes soil deficiencies, may cause physiological problems such as sunscald and purple spot on the leaves of evergreen hollies.
    • Some popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.
    • Every garden should have holly with berries for Christmas.
    • The flowers are fairly small but numerous and are a satisfying contrast with the dark leaves of the holly tree.
    • Their broadly indented margins show the distinctive prickly spines that are typical of most evergreen hollies - and dangerous to bare feet!
    • The holly's convex, glossy leaves contrast nicely with the Korean boxwood's flat, oval, lighter green leaves.
    • If you order one, make sure to also order a mate for it, since hollies come in males and females - and it takes both to make berries.
    • Some hollies have orange berries rather than red, as does Pyracantha (firethorn).
    • These days, we use the holly primarily as a structural evergreen shrub.
    • Avoid prickly leaves like holly or ones that are extremely fragile.
    • The sharp, prickly leaves provide an effective deterrent, and the holly can be removed after a few weeks.
    • Winter birds prefer evergreens like holly and junipers, which provide shelter and food.
    • And then there are the usual green plants with red berries such as hollies and barberry, and old garden roses with showy hips.
    • Evergreens and shrubs - including junipers and hollies - offer protection.
    • If you simply must have an evergreen, then what about a variegated holly?
    • Most hollies are either male or female and need to have a nearby partner for good crop of berries to be produced, I suspect this is why ours crops so erratically.
    • Both deciduous and evergreen hollies are much loved for their berries, which range in color from orange and red to yellow and black.
    • Japanese hollies seldom require much pruning in our area.
    • This month, nurseries will be offering dozens of hollies, many in full berry.
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    (foliage)
    acebo masculine
    before noun holly berry baya de acebo