Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
- Common Name(s):
- Chinese holly, Needlepoint holly
- 'Needlepoint Variegated'
Drought and heat tolerant; a good fruiter with vivid red, 1/4" dia. berries. One of the best hollys for screening, massing or grouping. This shrub is moderately salt tolerant.
Wildlife Value: 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.
- 15 ft.
- Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green above, yellow-green below.
- Small, dull white, 4-petaled 1/4 to 1/3" wide
- Medium to medium coarse
- Upright conical
- 10 ft.
NCCES plant id: 3314