Ilex x 'Indian Chief'
(Horned Holly) An impressive species of holly which is superb as a densely branching hedge once established with dark green, prickly leaves that have a unique horned shape.
An impressive species of holly, growing to be a large & densely branching shrub, 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 'Indian Chief' develops small, bright red and long lasting fruit nestled on the branches. Native to the ravines and hills of Eastern China and Korea
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. Can be pruned to reduce size if required.
- Height: 2.5 m - 3 m (8 - 10 ft).
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (3m+), Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Screening/Hedge, Suitable for Containers, Foliage - Unusual Shape