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Carissa Holly

Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'

SKU
00748
An outstanding compact, dense foliage shrub with dark glossy green leaves that have one spine at the tip. Excellent for use as a low hedge, in containers or in mass plantings. Provides a lush green background for flowering plants. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityAn easy to grow shrub reaching 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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