Coming into pleasing red and green colour palettes come Christmastime, Holly is a British favourite for a bit of spiky evergreen interest. Harvest branches for wreathes in winter, or simply sit and enjoy its ever-growing leaves and branches. Couple it with Ivy if you'd like a real-life carol in your garden!
Most known for their bright red berries and accompanying leaves that make classic Christmas decorations, Holly trees certainly have a nostalgic feel. Aside from being evergreen, these plants importantly provide shelter for birds, and make popular hibernation hotels for hedgehogs too! Native to the United Kingdom, Holly trees are wonderfully easy to grow, and make fantastic hedging plants if you are wanting some extra privacy.