Botanical Name: Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'
Common Name: Burford Holly  
Plant photo of: Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Full, Half, Shade



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Loam, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Mediterranean, Woodland


Accenting Features

Espalier, Fragrance, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Hedge, Screen, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Steve Mullany/Brad Smith
  • Description

  • Notes

This dense, rounded shrub of 10' becomes full of lustrous, dark green leaves which will usually have a single terminal spine. The abundance of fruit will follow a long, warm season, and will occur without pollination.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.