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Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'

Common Name(s):
Burford holly
Cultivar(s):
Burfordii Nana (compact form)
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and heat tolerant; use as a small tree or hedge; flowers attract bees

Height:
8-20 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, olive-green leaves; 2-3 in. long; small, single terminal spine; margins are usually smooth
Flower:
Small, dull white flowers in spring; 0.2-0.3 in. bright to dull red berries in clusters of 3-8; heavy production without pollination; persist into winter
Zones:
7 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, dense rounded, spreading shrub
Width:
5-10 ft.
Tags:
bees, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1582

Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana' Dwarf Burford Holly
Photo by UGA College of Ag, CC BY-NC-2.0