Scientific Name Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
Common Name Needlepoint Holly
Hardiness Zone 7 to 9
Size 6 to 10' tall - 6' wide - can be as tall as 15'
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Exposure Sun to part shade
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics 2 to 2.5" long narrow leaves with a single terminal spine. Slight twist. Not as bullate as Burfordi. Lustrous dark green.
Produces a good amount of fruit - bright red.
Landscape Uses Dirr considers this to be one of the best cultivars for screening, massing and grouping. Similar to Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' in its landscape use.
History Same as the cultivars 'Anicet Delcambre' and 'Willowleaf'.


Photo credit: Lisa J. Miner