Scientific Name Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana'
Common Name Dwarf Burford Holly, Dwarf Chinese Holly
Hardiness Zone 6 to 8
Size 5 to 6' tall and wide (as tall as 8')
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Exposure Sun, semi-shade
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics Leaves alternate, simple. Dwarf Burford is notable for its "abs" - blistered or bullate leaves. Usually has a single terminal spine.
Red berries in Autumn and Winter.
Similar to Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' but smaller overall size and smaller leaves.
Landscape Uses Dense, layered form makes a good natural hedge.
Can be used as an edging plant for taller shrubs.
Often planted under windows because of its smaller size and slower growth.


Photo credit: Lisa J. Miner