SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'
COMMON NAME: Burford holly
FLOWERS: Polygamo-dioecious. Partly self fruitful so every plant can have some fruit.
FRUIT: Large red fruit that are showy.
GROWTH HABIT: Not a dwarf plant. Grows 6' to 25' tall. 10' to 15' working height.
LEAVES: Primarily single spined, but will have some 3 or 5 spined leaves. Grow up to 4" long and 2" wide. All Ilex cornuta (Chinese holly) have opaque margins.
OTHER: Only holly is polygamo-dioecious (self fruiting). Has big, red fruit. Hard to transplant so use container grown stock. Used as a screen, hedge or small tree if limbed up. Very susceptible to tea scale (like all Ilex cornuta spp.) Cold hardy to zone 7. Grows well in sun, shade, and is drought tolerant. Discovered at Westview Cemetery, in Atlanta. Callaway Gardens has an excellent Burford holly hedge along the drive by the golf course.