Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta) in the Ilex Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Large red berries, appearing in clusters of 6 to 8, persistent.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Dioecious

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  MayHoney Bees in the Garden: May
May 5, 2011

May is a month that showcases flowers for special days. Flowers for May Day, flowers for Mother's Day, flowers for Memorial Day and flowers for the honey bees.

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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 1:45 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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