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Burford Holly: Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'
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|Above: holly berries, Below: wife with Burford holly
||Use: specimen, foundation, hedges, screen, espalier, commercial and home landscape, containers
Plant: evergreen shrub or small tree to 20', dwarf cultivars available
Origin: species from China, "Burfordii" cultivated in Atlanta
Zone: 7 - 10
Flowers: clusters of tiny yellowish flowers in leaf axils in spring. Heavy fruit set without male pollinator (parthenocarpy)
Foliage: simple, waxy, rounded leaves with less spines than the species
Culture: sun to part shade. Rich, well-drained, mesic soil. Mulch with humus or compost. Non invasive roots and shade tolerance make them perfect for foundations.