Scientific Name Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda'
Common Name Dwarf Chinese Holly
Hardiness Zone 7 to 9
Size 3 to 4' tall - 6 to 8' wide
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Exposure Sun to part shade
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves.
Normally 7 spines on each leaf.
Compact, dense, mounded form.
Landscape Uses Forms an impenetrable thicket. Do not use around children!
"Akin to a living pin cushion" (M.A. Dirr).
Good as a foundation plant, for hedges or borders.


Photo credit: Lisa J. Miner