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Ilex cornuta, Chinese Holly, Horned Holly

Ilex cornuta

Chinese Holly, Horned Holly
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Origin: Eastern China
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ilex cornuta is valued horticulturally for its attractive and distinctive rectangular foliage and for its large red berries. Unusually shaped rectangular leaves have three large spines at the apex. Flowers are fragrant but generally inconspicuous.

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Ilex cornuta, Chinese Holly, Horned Holly

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