Ilex cornuta 'Carissa' /Carissa Holly

Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'   / Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'
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Spring foliage

A mounding form if grown alone

Young plant


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Scientific Name: Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'
Common Name: Carissa Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Winter
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Drought and heat tolerant, this shrub forms a compact, rounded, dense mound. It makes a formal shrub and could be substituted for boxwood. The fruit and flowers are not significant.