SelecTree: Tree Detail
Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as Standard.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
BURFORD HOLLY, BURFORD CHINESE HOLLY
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Persistent, Red Drupe.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Scales, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Container, Buffer Strip or Screen.
Espalier or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Aug 21, 2019.
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