Ilex cornuta Dwarf Burford
'Burfordii', commonly called Burford holly, grows to 15' tall. It has revolute leaves with only one apical spine. It is noted for heavy fruit set.Ilex cornuta 'Dwarf Burford' (aka 'Burfordii Nana') is very similar to 'Burfordii', except it grows much shorter (to only 6-8' tall), has smaller leaves (to 2" long) and sports darker foliage color. Dull white flowers appear in May. Flowers are fragrant but generally inconspicuous. Berry-like red drupes (1/3” long) ripen in fall and persist into winter. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Ilex cornuta, commonly called Chinese holly, is native to China and Korea. It is a broadleaf evergreen that typically grows as a shrub to 8-10’ tall, but may be trained as a small tree to as much as 20-25’ tall. Each leaf (to 5" long) has three stout apical spines.