Common Name: American holly
Scientific Name: Ilex opaca
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 151 in.
Height: 61 ft.
Crown: 42 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Rod Simmons and Greg Zell
Date First Measured: 2006
Comments: It is an old multi-trunk tree growing in the historic Christ Church Cemetery in Old Town Alexandria. The tombstones surrounding the tree date from the early 1800's. Vestry records from the church show burials as early as 1766. The tree appears healthy and there are no known threats to the specimen.
Current all-time species champion.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Alexandria
Land Owner: Christ Church Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: 38.80198, -77.05575
Directions: Christ Church (Episcopal) Cemetery is located adjacent to the Alexandria National Cemetery in Old Town Alexandria. Enter from Wilkes St. from Patrick St. Cemetery is on the right before entering the National Cemetery. Look for the sign.
Contact Name: Rod Simmons
Contact Email: email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell