• Are the Berries of Yaupon Hollies Poisonous?

    Short Answer, Yes.  Plants That Poison by Schmutz and Hamilton states that the poisonous parts on hollies are the berries. "The berries of all species are reported to be poisonous if eaten in quantity. The toxic principle is ilicin. Although not considered very poisonous, the attractive red or black berries should be considered dangerous to small children [and animals]."

  • Holly, "Burford"

    Holly, "Burford" Ilex cornuta x 'Burfordi'

    Grows in full sun to partial shade, evergreen. Mature size 20'x10'. Blooms in spring followed by red berries in fall. Watch for scale. Low water requirement. 3-17-2015

  • Holly, "Dwarf Burford"

    Holly, "Dwarf Burford" Ilex cornuta x 'BufordiNana'

    Grows in full sun to partial shade, evergreen. Mature size 6'x4'. Blooms in spring followed by red berries in fall. Low water requirement. 3-2015

  • Holly, "Possumhaw"

    Holly, "Possumhaw" Ilex decidua

    Grows in full sun to dappled shade. Mature size 15'x10'. Blooms March to May in shades of orange, red, and yellow followed by berries. A great shrub for interesting winter color. Be sure to purchase a female plant if you want berries. Low water requirement. 3-2015

  • What Is The Burford Holly Orgin?

    The Burford holly was discovered in Atlanta, Georgia’s Westview Cemetery in the 1900’s.