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Small Evergreen Shrub Perfect for Borders or Short Hedge
Carissa Holly, also spelled sometimes as Carrisa Holly, is super easy to grow. It is a compact, rounded shrub. At a mature height of just 2 to 3 feet, It rarely needs any pruning. Spring blooms have a great fragrance but Carissa Holly does not provide nearly as many of the red winter berries as other holly shrubs.
Carissa Holly is a perfect choice for a low-maintenance small hedge, as a border along a walkway or driveway. It can also be used as a specimen in almost any smaller space. They also do well in containers.
|Botanical Name||Ilex cornuta ‘Carissa’|
|Mature Height||2 – 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 – 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9
Frequently Asked Questions
How big do Carissa hollies grow?
Carissa grow to about 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.
How and when should you prune Carissa holly.
Carissa rarely need pruning. If you just want some minor pruning to keep it's shape, prune in late winter, before new growth emerges. A slow-release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help in early spring.
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