Ilex can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn.
'J.C. van Tol' is a small evergreen tree or shrub of open habit with purple young shoots. Leaves ovate, almost spineless, glossy dark green. Flowers small, dull white; berries large and abundant, bright redEasy to grow in a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Grows best in a well-drained soil in a sunny position; also suitable for partial shade.