This Ilex cultivar, the Needlepoint Holly, will give your landscape a luxurious feel with its lush, deep green leaves and scarlet red fruit—and it’s fastidious growth means it’ll have your yard a source of envy in no time!
The Needlepoint Holly is a favorite year-round shrub known for its delicate, narrow, twisted evergreen leaves with smooth texture and a single spine at the tip, and heavy production of small creamy white flowers during the spring that later become bright red berries in the middle of fall. The beautiful red fruit attract birds and last through winter. This plant is great used as a statement piece in your yard because of the contrasting red berries.
The root system stays shallow so it’s a great landscaping plant! This holly bush requires full sun to partial shade to thrive. It is a self pollinating holly ilex meaning no male and female plants necessary.
This shrub is a great addition to your landscape as a small tree, lush screen, border, accent or foundation plant. It’s heat and drought tolerant. The Needlepoint Holly growth rate is up to 3 feet tall per year- it grows very rapidly!
Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
- Red berries
- Low maintenance
- Attracts birds