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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;

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:
8-20 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, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1582

Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana' Dwarf Burford Holly
UGA College of Ag, CC BY-NC-2.0
Ilex cornuta Burfordii Whole Plant
Leonora_Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0