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Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' - Burford Holly


USDA Zones 8-9

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Full sun to partial shade

Prefers slightly acid, rich, well drained soil but tolerates a wide pH range and many soil types. Resistant to drought and heat, and tolerates wet soil as well

Need regular water

Evergreen shrub or tree with a dense, handsome habit. Burford hollies are mostly seen at 8-12 feet (2.43-3.65 m), but over time may reach a height of 20 feet (6.09 m) with a dome to pyramidal shape

Burford hollies berry freely and without pollination, and the fruit lasts for months


A very adaptable shrub or tree. Glossy foliage is nearly spineless. Burfords have showy, long-lasting berries and can be used as a hedge and border. Dwarf Burfords can be used as foundation shrubs.


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