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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Ilex cornuta 'burfordii nana'
- Glossy evergreen foliage
- Showy red berries
- White flowers
- Drought tolerant