Ilex: Needlepoint Latin Name: ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint
The Basics This upright evergreen shrub has smooth green leaves creating lush foliage. It produces small white flowers that bloom in spring and bright red berries through winter. Beautiful all year, it grows 10 feet tall (12 feet wide). Ideally used as a shrub, border, small tree, hedge and screen.
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 well to almost any soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
The Care This upright 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.