The Dwarf Burford Holly (Ilex cornuta, ‘Dwarf Burford’) is an exceptionally popular ornamental evergreen shrub with shiny, deep green leaves that does best if grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9. This Holly grows in a dense, round mound, up to six feet tall and six feet in diameter, though it can be limbed to produce a tree form. It is commonly planted as a hedge, as an accent plant in landscape beds, or as a foundation plant.
In spring, clusters of fragrant white flowers emerge across the shrub. Later in summer, numerous berry-like fruits develop, turning a striking red color by the fall that is quite showy. The berries endure on through the fall and into winter, if they are not earlier eaten by birds.