Chinese holly


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Related to Chinese holly: Ilex cornuta
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Noun1.Chinese holly - dense rounded evergreen shrub of China having spiny leaves; widely cultivated as an ornamental
genus Ilex, Ilex - a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Many kinds of evergreen shrubs including Chinese holly (needs long warm season to set fruit), English holly (needs male and female to produce fruit), San Jose holly, and yaupon holly.
Dense growing, with spiny-edged dark green (yellow-green underneath), firm leaves and fragrant white flowers, Chinese holly can be pruned hard, often into a small tree shape.
"Cluster rhododendrons [in more temperate climates] or plant a Chinese holly, a barberry bush or Knock Oaf roses," says Walker.

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