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Ilex dimorphophylla

Classification

Order: Celastrales
   Family: Aquifoliaceae
            Genus: Ilex
                        Specie: Ilex dimorphophylla

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Glossy dark green leaves; tiny red berries

Uses: Foliage contrast Fruit contrast

Zones: 7-10

Description: Restricted in the wild to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, this evergreen rounded shrub grows to a height of 5 ft (1.5 m). The juvenile plant is very spiny but as the shrub matures only the tips of the oval, glossy dark green leaves have a spine. This species

Growth Habit: Domed habit

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