Ilex: Dwarf Burfordi Latin Name: ilex cornuta 'Dwarf Burfordi'
The Basics This miniature, evergreen shrub has small leaves with shiny green foliage, and a globe shape growth habit. It produces small white flowers that bloom in spring and bright red berries fall through winter. It grows up to 5-6 feet tall(6-8 feet wide). Ideally used as hedge and border specimen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil; Adapts to range of soils Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
The Care This slow-growing evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended to maintain desired shape.