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Carissa Holly

Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'


Height - 4 feet

Width - 5 feet

Plant Type


Adapted shrub

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Full sun to part shade

Other common names

Carissa Chinese Holly

Save Water   Medium water required
More Color   Beautiful shiny green foliage year-round
Attract Wildlife   Is a dense, evergreen shelter for wildlife
Reduce Maintenance   Little pruning needed to maintain shape
Texas Tough    Waxy leaves help prevent water loss

Interesting Facts

Grows in a compact globe shape, so little pruning is needed.  The plant's glossy leaves have a single point at the end, whereas other holly varieties have several points per leaf.

Carissa Holly in Frisco

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