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Chinese holly

Ilex cornuta

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Chinese holly is a round, evergreen shrub with glossy, spiny leaves and large red berries. It grows to about 15 feet tall and wide.

CareProvide full sun or part shade and moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer or early fall.

ProblemsAphids may eat young growth. Also watch for scale insects and leaf miners.

  • Genus : Ilex
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
  • Zones : 7, 8, 9
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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