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Ilex x 'Indian Chief' - leaves in late May
  • Ilex 'Indian Chief'
  • Ilex x 'Indian Chief' - leaves in late May

Ilex x 'Indian Chief'

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(Horned Holly) 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.

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An impressive species of holly native to the ravines and hills of Eastern China and Korea, Ilex '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 'Indian Chief' develops small, bright red and long lasting fruit nestled on the branches.

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


  • 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 'Indian Chief', planted in the arboretum surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 2 m, a spread of 2.5 m after 8 years.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy & Exposed
Special Features
Evergreen, Screening/Hedge, To grow in a pot, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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