In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1holly (bush/tree) — acebo masculine
2(foliage)acebo masculinebefore noun holly berry — baya de acebo feminine
- Winter birds prefer evergreens like holly and junipers, which provide shelter and food.
- Every garden should have holly with berries for Christmas.
- We bought what appeared to be a healthy holly tree, planted it in a large pot and placed it on our patio.
- 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.
- These days, we use the holly primarily as a structural evergreen shrub.
- Severe winter conditions, and sometimes soil deficiencies, may cause physiological problems such as sunscald and purple spot on the leaves of evergreen hollies.
- Evergreens and shrubs - including junipers and hollies - offer protection.
- The sharp, prickly leaves provide an effective deterrent, and the holly can be removed after a few weeks.
- If you simply must have an evergreen, then what about a variegated holly?
- And then there are the usual green plants with red berries such as hollies and barberry, and old garden roses with showy hips.
- The flowers are fairly small but numerous and are a satisfying contrast with the dark leaves of the holly tree.
- The holly's convex, glossy leaves contrast nicely with the Korean boxwood's flat, oval, lighter green leaves.
- Avoid prickly leaves like holly or ones that are extremely fragile.
- Some hollies have orange berries rather than red, as does Pyracantha (firethorn).
- 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.
- Their broadly indented margins show the distinctive prickly spines that are typical of most evergreen hollies - and dangerous to bare feet!
- 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 popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.
- This month, nurseries will be offering dozens of hollies, many in full berry.
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