Ilex Bufordii Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii')

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Ilex Bufordii Holly
Mature Height 10-12 feet
Mature Width 5-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Holly Burfordi Holly is a stunning evergreen shrub that is perfect for adding year-round interest to your garden. With its glossy, dark green leaves and bright red berries, this plant is sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by. Here's everything you need to know about growing and caring for Holly Burfordi Holly.

How to Grow

Holly Burfordi Holly is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sand. It prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic, with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5. This plant can tolerate full sun to partial shade, but it will produce more berries in full sun. It is also important to note that Holly Burfordi Holly is a slow-growing plant, so be patient as it establishes itself in your garden.

Care Tips

To keep your Holly Burfordi Holly healthy and looking its best, it is important to provide it with regular care. Water your plant deeply once a week, especially during hot and dry weather. Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune your Holly Burfordi Holly in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged branches.


Holly Burfordi Holly is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It makes a great hedge or screen, and can also be used as a specimen plant or in a mixed border. The bright red berries are a favorite of birds, so this plant is also a great choice for wildlife gardens.

Planting Tips

When planting Holly Burfordi Holly, make sure to dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball. Mix in some compost or other organic matter to help improve soil quality. Plant the shrub at the same depth it was growing in its container, and water thoroughly after planting.


In addition to regular watering and pruning, Holly Burfordi Holly may benefit from an application of fertilizer in the spring. Use a slow-release fertilizer that is formulated for acid-loving plants. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates.



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