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Yet plants like pine trees and holly bushes remain green despite the winter cold.

Could I replace "holly bushes" with "holly trees" or "hollies" in the above? If not, why not? Thanks.
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You'll have to ask a horticulturist.
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Could I replace "holly bushes" with "holly trees" or "hollies" in the above?

There are many different species of holly (Ilex); their habits vary, and not all are evergreen.

But in the case of the common European holly (Ilex aquifolium, the holly of Christmas cards), I think it would depend on the specimen in question. In dense woodland, for instance, or where it had been deliberately cultivated as a shrub, it might be bushy; in an open situation, on the other hand, with plenty of light and room to grow, it could develop a trunk and grow quite tall.

Best wishes,

MrP
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Mister MicawberYou'll have to ask a horticulturist.

Thanks, Mister.

All I want to know is very simple--What do you usually call it? Holly, holly bushes, or holly trees?
Well, since the holly I know is sort of a large bush or a small tree, I would waffle and call it holly-- I would, in fact, use the uncountable: plants like pine trees and holly remain green.
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Thanks, Mister.
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