Dwarf Burford Holly

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.

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