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Ilex cornuta 'O'Spring'

Common Name(s):
O'Spring Chinese holly
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Good heat tolerance.  Native to China and South Korea.

Wildlife Value:  Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees.  Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksiThis plant is resistant to damage by deer..

Height:
8-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves with cream and gold variegation; 0.7-1.7 in. long; one to four spines on each side
Flower:
Small, creamy white flowers in spring
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; best color with afternoon shade; does well in heavy clay and summer heat
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Irregular pyramid
Tags:
bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, heat, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1585

Ilex cornuta 'O'Spring' Form
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Ilex cornuta 'O'Spring' In a woodland setting.
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Ilex cornuta 'O'Spring' Leaves are variegated.
J.C. Raulston Arboretum