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Holly, Carissa

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Ilex cornuta (Holly, Carissa)
Holly, Carissa

Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'

Carissa Holly is one of the most popular dwarf hollies that we grow. It is a dense, mounding evergreen with 2 to 3 inch long and 1 to 1.5 inch wide, pointed, glossy green leaves with a single, terminal spine. It is often used on commercial landscape jobs where it is planted in mass in traffic islands, planted in beds next to fast food drive thrus, it is also good for use in the home landscape as a low growing border or foundation plant.

Low mounding habit
Very dense
Multi-use

Height

3-4 Feet

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Spread

4-6 Feet


Interesting Notes

A sport off of an Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda'


USDA Hardiness Zone 7 to 9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Mass Planting
Border
Evergreen
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Great Companion Plants for Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'
Barberry, Crimson Pygmy Barberry, Crimson Pygmy (Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy')