Scientific name: Ilex aquifolium
Irish name: Cuileann
Leaf/Needle: Evergreen leaf/Simple leaf
Growth: Slow to begin with
Height: 15 meters
Flowering: Late spring
Seed dispersal: Birds and animals
Value to wildlife: High
Most commonly used for walking sticks also a good firewood.
Sprigs of holly were used to protect houses from evil spirits during winter time.
Ogham letter Tinne (Iron Bar) T
8th consonant of the Ogham alphabet
10th month of the Ogham tree calendar
Classification in early Irish law:
Airig fedo (noble of the wood) Penalty for cutting one down, two and a half milking cows!