Dwarf Burford Holly

Dwarf Burford Holly

7 reviews
  • Glossy evergreen foliage


  • Showy red berries

  • White flowers

  • Drought tolerant

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Evergreen Foliage & Bright Red Berries Are Major Focal Points in the Landscape!

The Dwarf Burford Holly shrub is a handsome bush that is perfect for adding a distinguished feel to any landscape, and its attractive shape and dense growth habit make it not only a lush addition to your yard but an easy one to care for!

The Dwarf Burford Holly ilex cornuta is great for low maintenance landscapes and it is one of the most popular holly bush varieties. This dwarf holly variety adds a burst of rich, deep green color all year round with its emerald green new growth and dark green leaves with a single sharp spine at the terminal end.

This dwarf Chinese holly tree features clusters of showy and fragrant white flower blooms in the springtime and early summer growing seasons, and large red holly bush berries during fall and winter. It is not a deciduous holly, meaning it does not lose its evergreen leaves over winter.

The Burford holly tree’s bright red berries can be an important food source for birds in late winter. Generally, female plants of holly require a male plant to cross pollinate and produce holly berries, but the Dwarf Burfordi holly does not. This is because Burford holly has both male and female flowers on each plant to produce berries.

DWARF BURFORD HOLLY BUSH CARE

The Dwarf Buford plant has a slow growth rate that performs best in rich, slightly acid soil, and does well in full sun to partial shade. Flowering and red fruit production are reduced when planted in more shady locations. Grows best across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-9. Well draining soil conditions are preferred to prevent root rot on the holly dwarf bush.

Dwarf Holly bushes are drought-tolerant and very low maintenance once established. Small holly shrub usage includes foundation plants and evergreen hedge plantings, or plant in a container as a specimen plant or small tree. This evergreen shrub stays small and dense, growing up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide at full maturity. If you are trying to plant a dwarf Burford holly hedge, we recommend spacing these plants about 3 feet apart.

Planting holly is easy and should be done in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish. Loosen some of the tangled roots from the root ball if there are any to encourage growth sooner. Prune holly in late winter or early spring to maintain the desired shape and size. All-purpose slow release fertilizer will help the dwarf holly shrub grow in early spring.

A regular water schedule is essential in the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. These types of holly plants will grow and thrive with ample water. Burford holly shrub is resistant to pests and diseases making it a great choice for any landscape! It is even deer resistant.

The glossy green foliage is sure to light up your garden as with all evergreen hollies.

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Botanical Name
Ilex cornuta 'burfordii nana'
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Sunlight
Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Green

Flower Color
White

Mature Width
5-8 ft

Mature Height
5-8 ft

Growing Zones7, 8, 9

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05/12/2021
Mariella

Beautiful and healthy plants. I love buying from Perfect Plants. Unique beautiful varieties.

06/24/2022

Perfect Plants

Thank you for your feedback, Mariella. We truly value your continued support. Hope you enjoy your Dwarf Burford Holly for many years to come.

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06/03/2020
Donna

My hollies arrived in perfect condition. They are beautiful and are doing well in my garden. I couldn't be happier.

06/19/2022

Perfect Plants

Thank you for sharing a few kind words regarding your Dwarf Burford Holly order. We are thrilled to hear the news. All the best.

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05/28/2020
Ursula M.

The bush arrived so riot bound I wasn’t able to loosen the root ball. I pulled as many outward as I could and am hoping it survives. The branches at the bottom had black mold on it. Hopefully the sun will burn it off. Customer service was okay but since I had already gotten it in the ground I couldn’t snap a photo of the root ball, my error. I sent a picture of the lower branches and was told it looked normal. Guess it doesn’t pass on the mold too well with my iPhone 11 Pro camera. Any gardener worth their salt knows that you won’t know if the plant will live with it so root bound until the following year. I gave it two stars because right now the leaves are healthy. Will not buy from these folks again.

06/19/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Ursula! We're sorry to hear your situation with your Dwarf Burford Holly order. We hope you both are doing well. Take care!

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10/20/2019
Bennett M.

Two holly plants doing very well! Took a little while to get started ,but are thriving now.

06/19/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Bennett! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a few kind words. Glad to hear your Dwarf Burford Holly are doing well. Take care!

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05/17/2019
Darell

Plant arrived well packaged and protected and in good shape. It is doing well.

06/18/2022

Perfect Plants

Darell, thank you for taking the time to write a few kind words about your experience. Knowing your Dwarf Burford Holly makes us super happy. Happy planting!

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