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Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'/Needlepoint Holly

Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint' / Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
A hedge of the needlepoint holly
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A hedge of the needlepoint holly

Glossy foliage with a single spine on the tip of the foliage

Clipped hedge

Dense foliage is characteristic of this holly


Pruned to be a more upright, unnatural form


Clipped hedge

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Scientific Name: Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
Common Name: Needlepoint Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This is an excellent holly that has many uses in gardens. It makes an excellent dense hedge and is somewhat similar to Burford holly, but this one has a single spine at the tip of the leaves rather than three for the Burford holly.