Hollies (Ilex aquifolium) are beautiful evergreen trees that come in many varieties. A few are associated with Christmas and naturally grow in the shape of the holiday's monumental tree; the English and American Hollies are among the named.
Southern Living's Oakland Holly is a new and unique variety that is sure to attract gardeners and tree enthusiasts. It is highly recommended for it's glossy green leaves, bright orange-red berries (that doesn't need a companion tree to produce), and has the ability to grow in any soil type. Among other holly choices are the Oakleaf, Acadiana and Nelly R. Stevens.