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HOLLY CARISSA

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HOLLY CARISSA

Description

'Carissa' Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'), looks like a soft, perfectly shaped green pincushion from a distance.  Carissa stays low and nicely rounded without any trimming. A true dwarf of the holly species, this plant makes a fine border or mass foundation planting.  Carissa Holly stays deep, glossy green all year and makes a lush backdrop for flowering annuals. It doesn’t give the significant berry show of other hollies, but makes up for that with its easy-going habits.  Carissa' Holly grows best in rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil, and does well in full sun or part shade. Mature height 3 feet and spread of 3 to 4 feet.