Oriental holly Aquifoliaceae Ilex purpurea
Leaf:Opposite, subopposite, or alternate, simple, evergreen, thickened and somewhat leathery, glabrous, elliptical to lanceolate; 2 to 4 inches long; margins with small teeth at the end of each vein; shiny dark green above, paler below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; purple-red; appear in late spring to early summer.
Fruit:Red berry-like round drupe, 1/4 to 1/3 inch across; ripen in fall; persistent.
Twig:Slender, grayish brown, mostly glabrous; very small pointed buds.
Bark:Thin, dark gray, smooth.
Form:Shrub or small tree with dense branches; reaches heights of 50 feet.