Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'

Common Name: Holly, Chinese

Lustrous dark green leaves.  Compact, dense form.  Single spine on end of leaf.  Evergreen great for low hedge, mass planting, or foundation.

More About Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'

  • Dwarf Chinese holly that withstands drought and heat.
  • Very adaptable and durable.


3-4 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

7 to 9

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Ilex cornuta 'Carissa' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Foundation Plant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Mounding