Holly Trees

These photos show the assortment of holly trees found at our farm.

Burfordi Trees

Burfordi can grow to 15 to 25 feet high and have a spread of 15 to 25 feet. Burdfordi can be used as a dense evergreen shrub or small tree. It’s leaves are a dark glossy green. Usually only one leaf spine is present and is at the tip of the leaf. They produce fragrant white flowers in the spring and large bright red long-lasting berries during the fall.

Although typically pruned for formal hedges, the large form and gracefully drooping branches of Burfordi Holly make it ideal for unpruned natural plantings or as a specimen for spacious areas and large buildings. It is a very popular landscape holly.

Burfordi Grows best in rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil and in full sun or part shade. Although if planted in shady locations, the flowering and subsequent fruiting is reduced. Burford Holly is drought-tolerant and easy to grow once established. It is well suited for low-maintenance landscapes which receive little or no irrigation or fertilizer after trees are established.

East Palatka Holly

East Palatka Holly grows to 30 to 45 feet tall and have a moderately tight pyramid shape-their spread being from 10 to 15 feet. The leave are rounded, broad, dull green and have one spine at the tip. Their white flowers bloom in spring. East Palatka Holly is a female Holly plant, so is heavily laden with bright red berries in fall and winter, especially toward the top of the tree. East Palatka Holly grows quickly in full sun or partial shade on moist, acid soils.

They are a popular landscape tree as they are very good as an ornamental tree and makes a durable street tree throughout its range and is quite drought-tolerant once it becomes well-established. The natural shape of the tree is rarely seen but is a graceful pyramid of drooping branches growing from a strong central trunk, laden with bright red berries which remain on the trees until eaten by birds.

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