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which specific type of holly is this?

Posted by maggiepie11 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 13, 14 at 22:26

we're in a rental home while we finish up construction of our new home, and this holly at our rental is SO hearty year round. we'd love to plant some at our new place, but there are so many varieties and looking online picture to picture, i can't figure out what we have here.

we're in northern texas, zone 7 or 8 depending on which reference i use. ;) sorry - not very good at this!

here's the close up of our holly. this was taken in early December.


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RE: which specific type of holly is this?

Take some cuttings. Usually holly has some new plants growing around the base you could dig up and transplant.


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RE: which specific type of holly is this?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 14, 14 at 2:37

Chinese holly cultivar or hybrid. Cut branch with fruit and take to garden center.


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RE: which specific type of holly is this?

Very likely an Ilex cornuta 'Dwarf Burford'.

It grows 4 to 8 feet tall. Regular Burford becomes a small tree and requires a LOT more trimming.


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RE: which specific type of holly is this?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 14, 14 at 22:53

Yes: one like that. Saw the same kind at an Office Depot earlier this evening. Unfortunately the maintenance people had cut it into a crude semi-geometric shape - "maintenance shearing" (Plant Amnesty) has become epidemic here.


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