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C O M M O N  N A M E: Burford Holly
F A M I L Y: Aquifoliaceae
H A B I T: Evergreen shrub   
O R I G I N: Cultivated  
Z O N E : 7 - 9
H E I G H T: 15 - 25 ft.    
E X P O S U R E:  Part shade to full sun
S O I L : Loam, clay, sand, alkaline, acidic

T A G S :  shrub, drought tolerant, deer resistant, bee attractor

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Leaves are deep green and possess an intense luster that makes its color appear even richer; the blade is 2 to 3" long with a "sculpted" look on the surface, alternate and simple, terminal spine.

Small, white clusters of flowers bloom in spring and attract bees; red berries emerge without the aid of pollination during fall and winter. 

 

C A R E 

Place it in full sun to partial shade in order for its flowers and berries to look optimal. It grows very well in rich, slightly acidic and well-drained soils. It is ideal to train this particular holly as a small, multi-stemmed tree by pruning, as opposed to a formal hedge. 

L A N D S C A P E   V A L U E

Burford Holly holds up in urban areas where there is presence of pollution, compacted soil and drought are common. Its height, density and color make it a solid option for screening, for residential areas and for naturalistic landscapes.