The Dwarf Burford Holly bush is a handsome shrub 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 hollies. adds a burst of rich, deep green color all year around with its emerald green new growth and dark green leaves.
This dwarf evergreen holly tree features clusters of showy and fragrant white flower blooms in the springtime and early summer growing seasons, and large red berries during fall and winter. It is not a deciduous holly, meaning it does not lose its green 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 ro produce berries.
Burford Holly Bush Care
The Dwarf Buford plant has a slow growth rate that performs best in rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil, and does well in full sun to partial shade. Flowering and red fruit production is reduced when planted in more shady locations.
Dwarf Holly bushes are drought-tolerant and very low maintenance once established. Uses include foundation plants and hedge plantings. This evergreen shrub stays small and dense, growing up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. All purpose slow release fertilizer will help it grow in early spring.
Planting holly is easy and should be done in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish. Prune holly in late winter or early spring to maintain desired size and shape.
A regular water schedule is essential the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. These holly plants will grow and thrive with ample water. Burford holly shrub is resistant to pests and diseases making it great choice for any landscape!
The glossy green foliage is sure to light up your landscape as with all evergreen hollies.
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Ilex cornuta 'burfordii nana'
- Glossy evergreen foliage
- Showy red berries
- White flowers
- Drought tolerant