|Large, evergreen shrub or tree that grows quickly, and naturally assumes an attractive conical shape. Oblong-elliptic, leathery, dark green leaves, 2 to 4 inches long, have small spines. Berries are crimson-red, sometimes yellow or orange. Useful specimen or screen. American hollies are cold hardy, but are not very wind tolerant. Does well in full sun or part shade. Gender is female.