Voters' comments for Ilex aquifolium

  1. alice shanks (8 Nov 2017)

    Holly is has a great (European) back-story which it uses to protect it from immediate identification as a weed. It has conned kereru into flying the seed into forest where its shade-tolerant seedlings and sneeky use of suckering means that it is expensive to cull. Weed of the Year will expose it as a threat to regenerating forest.

  2. Peter Russell (8 Nov 2017)

    It is spread far and wide by birds, is shade tolerant, grows into large trees, invades nativeNative:Naturally occurring in New Zealand (i.e., not introduced accidentally or deliberately by humans). forest and shrublands, and forms dense thickets that exclude native plants.

  3. Peter Russell (8 Nov 2017)

    It is spread far and wide by birds, is shade tolerant, grows into large trees, invades native forest and shrublands, and forms dense thickets that exclude native plants.