English Holly

Ilex aquifolium

English Holly

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Weed class: monitor list
Native to: Asia, Europe and Northern Africa

Why Is It a Noxious Weed?

This plant is on the monitor list - it is not a listed noxious weed in Washington. Please contact its sponsor Sasha Shaw at Sasha.Shaw@kingcounty.gov to report locations or for more information.

How would I identify it?

How Do I Control It?

Please refer to the PNW Weed Management Handbook, or contact your county noxious weed coordinator.

For More Information

Whatcom County NWCB Fact Sheet on English holly

English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) Herbicide Treatment Study by EarthCorps

King County Noxious Weed Program Best Management Practices for English holly

Control Options for English holly from Whatcom County NWCB

Article: Pictures of an invasion: English holly (Ilex aquifolium) in a semi-natural Pacific Northwest forest

City of Portland, OR information on English holly

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