Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'
Common name: 
Burford Chinese Holly
Pronunciation: 
I-leks kor-NU-ta
Family: 
Aquifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub/tree, 10-25 ft (3-8 m), dense, rounded.   Leaves short-stalked, 4-10 cm long, lustrous dark green, often with a single terminal spine, or occasionally with two lateral spines, tough texture.  Fruit red, 6-8 mm long, sets heavily without pollination.
  • Sun. Very adaptable, but does not tolerate very alkaline soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7      Discovered about 1900 in a cemetery in Georgia.
  • There is also a 'Dwarf Burford' (aka 'Burfordii Compacta'), which is a compact form the reaches 6 ft or more and has smaller and darker green leaves and does not fruit as heavily as 'Burfordii'.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of the parking lot north of Bates Hall.
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