Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda'
Common name: 
Dwarf Chinese Holly,
Rotunda Chinese Holly
Pronunciation: 
I-leks kor-NU-ta
Family: 
Aquifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 3-4 ft high by 6-8 ft across (ca. 1 x 2.5 m), compact, dense, mounded.  Leaves short-stalked with 5, rarely 7, spines, 4-10 cm long, lustrous dark green.   A female clone, but usually does not set fruit.
  • Sun.  Very adaptable.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7      Originated from seed in a nursery in Louisiana before 1930.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: west side of McAlexander Field House.
  • Corvallis: north side of OSU Foundation on 35th St. near Western Blvd.
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