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Chinese holly 'Burford'      

Ilex cornuta

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Burford is a variety of Chinese holly which is a member of the Ilex family. Its botanical name is Ilex cornuta 'Burford'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Pale spring bud and   Cream. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.6 cm (that's 0.23 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Red. Leaves usually appear in   UP Forest green and   Napier green colour.

“This dense evergreen shrub or small tree has glossy, dark green leaves, each with a single terminal spine. Leaves are among the glassiest and darkest green of trees. The somewhat-showy clusters of fragrant, springtime, white flowers attract bees. The large, bright red, long-lasting berries during the fall and winter provide a nice contrast to the dark green leaves. The plants are self-fertile and do not need a male plant located nearby for pollination.” 1

Burford Holly is flood tolerant. Provides shelter for birds.

A type of Ornamental, it mainly grows as an Evergreen plant - which means it typically is a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 24.77 feet (7.62 metres), Burford grows with a tree-like growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

China is believed to be where Burford originates from.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Burford have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Burford

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Burford likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Burford is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 7 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Burford from seed

Transplanting Burford

Burford is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Burford

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid autumn.

Other Names for Chinese holly 'Burford'

Horned Holly