Carissa Chinese Holly

Carissa Chinese Holly

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Ilex cornuta ÔCarissaÕ

Carissa has glossy green foliage with the thinnest of creamy yellow edging. It is slightly more compact and slower growing than Ilex cornuta ÔRotundaÕ and has many fewer prickles, just a single spine at the tip of each leaf. Grows to about 3Õ tall with a wider spread. *Deer Heavily Browse*

 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foilage Type Broadleaf evergreen
Height 2-4 ft
Spread 4-6 ft
Shape Mounding
Primary Foilage Color Green, dark, glossy
Seasonal Foilage Color
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Insignificant
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to partial shade
Water Preferences Average
Cold Hardiness Zone Zones 7 (-17¡F) to 9 (-9¡F)