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Ilex 'Indian Chief'
Horned Holly

Ilex  'Indian Chief'
Ilex  'Indian Chief'
Ilex  'Indian Chief'
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Description

An impressive species of holly native to the ravines and hills of Eastern China and Korea, Ilex cornuta 'Indian Chief' has dark green, glossy leaves with a unique horned shape. The central leaf spine points downwards, while the next two point up like horns. In late autumn Ilex cornuta 'Indian Chief' develops small, bright red and long lasting fruit nestled amongst the branches.

Ilex cornuta 'Indian Chief' is an excellent choice for sun or shade and with the prickly leaves does very well as a hedge or barrier plant.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (approx three to four years old, 30 - 40 cm tall)


  • Position: Full sun or shade.
  • Soil: Fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Ilex cornuta 'Indian Chief' eventually grows to be a large, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
  • Notes: A specimen of Ilex cornuta 'Indian Chief', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 2 m, a spread of 2.5 m after 8 years.

 


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