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C O M M O N  N A M E: O' Spring Chinese Holly  
H A B I T: Evergreen shrub
O R I G I N:  Eastern China, Korea  
Z O N E : 7 to 9    
H E I G H T:  8 to 15 ft.  
S U N : Full sun to light shade    
S O I L : Heavy clay  
M O I S T U R E : Well- drained, damp soil

T A G S :  cultivar, shrub, variegated, screen, hedge, male

F O L I A G E ,   F L O W E R  +

Splashy light green and mustard yellow, reminiscent of a watercolor painting, cover both sides of the elliptical leaves, simple, alternately arranged, glossy and spanning close to 2" in length. 

Dense berries come during winter. 


It performs well in heavy clay soil conditions and hot summer heat. Situate in partial shade for ideal growth and display. 

L A N D S C A P E   V A L U E

Because of its bright but still muted color, it pairs nicely with deep purple and burgundy plants, creating an interesting contrast and plenty of depth. In addition, it works great as a specimen.