Deciduous stoloniferous shrub to about 3 m tall. Leaves alternate, simple, to about 6 cm long, oblong-ovate, with a short hard point at the tip, entire or with a few teeth. Flowers unisexual, solitary or few together in axillary clusters; spring to early summer. Calyx of male flowers with 4-5 small deciduous teeth; on female flowers these are absent or minute. Petals 4-5, free, greenish yellow. Stamens 4-5. Ovary of 3-5 chambers, 1 ovule in each. Fruit spherical, red, on long stalks.
E North America
Plants sold under this name may sometimes be Ilex collina Alex.
Source: (2002). Aquifoliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.