Scientific Name Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'
Common Name Carissa Holly
Hardiness Zone 7 to 9
Size 3 to 4' tall - 4 to 6' wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Exposure Sun
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics Leaves alternate, simple with single terminal spine. Leathery, waxy, dark green above, flat olive green below.
Margins transparent.
Red berries Fall and Winter.
Landscape Uses Use in containers, as a low hedge or border plant or in mass plantings.
Makes a lush, green background for annuals or other lower growing flowering shrubs.


Photo credit: Lisa J. Miner