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

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



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





Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, 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 Editor
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: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.