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Ilex cornuta (Chinese holly)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Ilex cornuta EYE-leks kor-NEW-tah Common Name: Chinese holly Genus: Ilex
Chinese holly is a round, evergreen shrub with glossy, spiny leaves and large red berries. It grows to about 15 feet tall and wide.
Care: Provide full sun or part shade and moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer or early fall.
Problems: Aphids may eat young growth. Also watch for scale insects and leaf miners.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low;Moderate
Characteristics Showy Foliage; Showy Fruit
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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