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Ilex pernyi, Perney's Holly

Ilex pernyi

Perney's Holly
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Origin: China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ilex pernyi is a slow growing evergreen shrub with a conical habit. Its dark green, shiny, leathery leaves are ovate with spiny margins, up to 3cm long and 1.5cm broad and variable in shape.

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