Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana'

Ilex cornuta (Dwarf Burford Holly)

Dwarf Burford Holly

Growing best in rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil, 'Burford Nana' does well in full sun or part shade. However, flowering and subsequent fruiting is reduced in shady locations. This holly is drought-tolerant and easy to grow once established. It is well suited for low-maintenance landscapes which receive little or no irrigation or fertilizer after plants are established. Plants can eventually grow to nearly 20 feet tall. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.

This is a common hedge plant for the south. Scale is about the only thing that causes some problems. A dense rounded silhouette develops without clipping making it well suited for planting along a foundation. It is often used as a mass planting on commercial properties to form a low shrub mass around parking lots. One yearly pruning can easily keep this plant in bounds in most landscape settings, unless it is clipped into a formal hedge. Three or four clippings may be needed for hedges. It shears fairly well, but will thin slightly toward the base, especially if not located in full sun.

Fertilization once each year is all that is needed to maintain good leaf color and adequate growth. Cease fertilization as the plant reaches the size you desire.


Height
10-15 Feet

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Spread
6-10 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 7A to 9A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Mass Plant
Evergreen
Exposure
Sun
Growth Rate
Medium
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
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