This small tree with shiny, evergreen leaves is on Magnolia Lawn across from the entry walk of the Home Economics Building.
with spine-tipped lobes make American holly easy to recognize, particularly in the fall and winter when its bright orange-red berries
are present. Although holly is often found as a shrub, it can reach tree size in undisturbed forests. Tree-sized holly specimens can be seen on the main campus part of the tour.
Holly is not common in the wild in middle Tennessee, but is often seen in other parts of the state, such as the Smoky Mountains. It is often planted as an ornamental bush and is found at a number of locations on campus.