Chinese Holly

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Chinese Holly

Ilex cornuta
Chinese Holly
8

10 feet
8

12 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or shade; evergreen, with plentiful red berries and stiff, glossy foliage. The leaves are spiny and resemble horns: the central tip points down and the outer tips point up.

Chinese holly is the botanical parent of various “Burford” hollies, bearing much spinier leaves that make an impenetrable barrier up to 12 feet.

For a nice compact form, see Dwarf Chinese Holly.

Maintenance

Hedging and shaping. Some supplemental summer water may be appreciated by plants in full sun.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
8-10' H, 8-12' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
January, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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