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How big do dwarf Burford hollies get?

The full-size Burford holly grows up to 10-12 feet tall over time, and can be easily confused with the dwarf variety at the nursery or garden center. On the other hand, it is not unusual for a dwarf Burford holly to grow 6 feet tall.

How big does a dwarf holly bush get?

Habit: Standard plants have an upright bushy habit, reaching 5 to 10 feet high and wide at maturity, dwarf varieties reach 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Foliage and berries: Glossy green leaves up to 1-1/2 inches long have smooth or slightly serrated margins.

How long does it take for Dwarf Burford holly to grow?

If it’s a dwarf Burford, it’s a fairly slow grower, and could take quite a few years to double it’s height. I have 3 (unidentified) dwarf’s growing in a mostly shade location, on the north side of a huge pine tree.

How far apart should I plant Dwarf Burford holly?

Space your Dwarf Burford Holly 3-4 feet apart for a seamless mid-size hedge. Topping out at 8 feet tall, this holly will not be a true privacy hedge at it’s most mature, you’ll want to keep it pruned back to 6-7 feet tall to maintain it’s density from top to bottom.

Is Dwarf Burford holly prickly?

Burford Holly Appearance Like many holly plants, they have spines. These varieties have one or two spines at the end of the leaf and do not have spines on the sides of the leaves. In the springtime, both varieties produce inconspicuous but fragrant white flowers that attract bees and other pollinators.

Can Dwarf Burford holly grow in pots?

Will a dwarf Burford holly grow well in a container? Unlike most hollies, they will produce berries without a male pollinizer. Start out with a one-gallon pot and transplant into the next size larger pot as your holly grows. You’ll know it’s time to transplant when roots begin to grow from the drainage holes.

How do you take care of a Dwarf Burford holly?

Dwarf Burford Holly ‘Dwarf Burford’ (Ilex cornuta)

  1. Plant Feed. Fertilize regularly for best display.
  2. Watering. Water 2 – 3 times per week until established.
  3. Soil. Fertile, well-drained soil.
  4. Basic Care Summary. Adapts to most soil types. Prune to maintain desired shape.

How do you plant a dwarf Burford holly?

Choose a location with partial to full sun. Choose full sun if you want the most berries and flowers on your holly. Dig planting holes twice as wide and as deep as the root ball on your dwarf Burford holly plants. Space the holes 3 feet apart if you are planting a hedge, to allow for future growth.

How do I identify a Burford holly?

Burford Holly is a dense evergreen shrub or small tree. The glossy dark green leaves are simple, alternate, elliptic, and two to four inches long. They are cupped downward, with a sharp point at the tip. The leaves have a leathery or tough texture, and occasionally have two lateral spines.

When to plant a dwarf yaupon holly?

The dwarf yaupon holly is a hardy plant that may be planted any time of year. However, planting the dwarf yaupon holly in early spring, after the threat of all winter frost has passed, will give the shrub ample time to become established before dry periods in summer and before possible frosts in late fall and winter.

How to care for dwarf holly bushes?

Plant holly bushes in an area that isn’t prone to standing water from rain or snow melt.

  • Water the holly once a week or when the soil feels dry at the top 2 inches,irrigating at the base of the trunk.
  • Spread a 2- to 3-inch layer of organic mulch,such as compost or wood chips,on top of the bush’s soil.
  • How tall do Chinese dwarf holly trees get?

    Native Area: Hawaii USDA Growing Zones: 11 to 12 Height: 30 feet to 40 feet tall Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade