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The language of Holly


THE LANGUAGE OF HOLLY


How these festive flowers came to receive their name...

Holly is a genus of over 560 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and the only living

genus in that family.


Holly is a shrub-like tree that can grow up to 10-15 feet in height. The female holly makes the red berries that are widely used as Christmas decorations.







Holly is a genus of over 560 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and the only living

genus in that family.


Holly is a shrub-like tree that can grow up to 10-15 feet in height. The female holly makes the red berries that are widely used as Christmas decorations


Since Medieval times, holly plants symbolize the Christian holiday of Christmas. Known as “Christ's thorn,” holly 

leaves and berries are used as a holiday decoration in Europe and America.


The Holly tree is one of the most beloved, respected trees in Celtic mythology. It was prized and highly valued by the Victorians.


Prior to Victorian times the term ‘Christmas tree’ actually referred to holly.



The petals are a very noticeable in shape and they flower in many bright colours. There are 75 species of tulips, our favourite being the Parrot Tulip. 


Parrot Tulips first appeared in France in the 1970's, after mutating from another species.






In the winter, birds often nest in holly trees, due to other trees not having any leaves, giving them protection through the colder months.


THE MEANING OF HOLLY

Peace

Goodwill

Eternal life

Defence



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