Ilex cornuta 'D'Or'
- Common Name(s):
- D'Or Chinese holly, Yellow-berry Chinese holly
This yellow-fruited holly shrub is in the Aquifoliaceae family. As with the standard 'Burfordii' this rarely offered variety may get considerably larger than size given so allow ample space. Ilex cornuta is native to China.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Evergeen Fruit: Winter, yellow
Wildlife Value: Chinese holly's mature size, well-branched growth, and dense prickly foliage make the tree ideal year-round shelter for small animals. Yellow fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
This plant may be confused with: Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'.
- 10-12 ft.
- Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark olive green leaves; terminal spine
- Not particularly showy, small, creamy white flowers in late spring to early summer; golden yellow berries in fall
- 7b to 9
- Sun to light shade; range of soil types including clay and sand but must be well-drained
- Dense, rounded, upright
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1584