Needlepoint Chinese Holly
Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||I-leks kor-NOO-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring, followed by ornamental berries in early fall.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Euonymus (Euonymus); Barberry (Berberis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Coneflower)|
Very adaptable, tolerating a range of well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drier soils and drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9