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Holly - Dwarf Burfordi / Size 1
Dwarf Burfordi Holly

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 7" - 10" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: HOLBUR1

Ilex cornuta 'Burfordi' Dwarf form

Overall Description

A very nice small to medium sized holly with very shiny, deep green foliage. Has leaves with one terminal spine at the very tip. One of the easiest of all hollies to keep. Produces large numbers of nice, bright red berries every year. Can be pruned or sheared to maintain most any shape desired. Dwarf Burfordi Holly is a self-pollinating holly - there are no male / female clones to worry about. Can be used for everything from a single specimen planting to use as a hedge.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height:
6 - 10 ft

--Mature Width:
5 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate:
Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
6 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun - will do well in semi shaded locations also

--Soil Preference:
Average to moist & fertile - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen broadleaf - very glossy, dark green foliage with one long, terminal spine at the very tip. Texture is rather rigid, with leaves being quite thick & stiff.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Berries - Excellent producer of bright red berries in winter. Berries begin forming in mid to late spring as green in color, and then begin to ripen ( turn red ) in fall. This variety is a self pollinating Holly - no male / female clones required.

--Diseases / Insects:
Several minor problems have been observed on Dwf Burfordi Holly - but none that occur often, or on a regular basis. Problems noted include: Scale infestation, cankers, root rot, leaf spot, nematodes, spittlebugs, and holly looper.

--Recommended Spacing:
3 ft apart recommended for hedge / row type plantings

--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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