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Carissa Holly

Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'

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Carissa Holly Care

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Plant your Holly in an area with full to partial sun - at least 4 hours of sunlight daily.

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Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down.



Fertilization isn't required for your Holly, but you can apply an evergreen fertilizer in the spring as needed.

Glossy Green Leaves, Perfect for Containers or Hedges

The Carissa Holly features the holly’s signature glossy, green leaves, and a rounded growth that makes it perfect for low hedges.

You'll love the Carissa Holly as a foundation or container plant, too. Its dark evergreen color works well as a background for flowering plants in your landscaping. An added benefit? It attracts birds and pollinators, while remaining unappealing to deer.

This shrub is perfect for adding color to compact spaces, with a mature height and width of four feet and a low canopy. It's also slower-growing than other holly varieties. Even better? It's low-maintenance, tolerant of drought and many different soil types. Just plant, water, fertilize once a year and prune as needed to maintain its shape.

Add this easy-growing, versatile evergreen to your landscape today!

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If you love the eye-catching elegance of the holly with a versatile size and shape, this is the evergreen for you. Order your Carissa Holly today!

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Product Details

Mature Height:3-4 ft.
Mature Width:4-6 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Moderate
Botanical Name:Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'
Does Not Ship To:AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones:7-9 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

Customer Reviews & Photos


Based on 4 reviews


Carrissa Holly

No problem since purchase , plant is doing well

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Jennife L.
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Rough start but they are bouncing back

We planted these in late February in zone 7b. They struggled at first and we were concerned they wouldn't survive. I guess it was just transplant shock because they have bounced back. 3 of the 4 are rapidly growing. The 4th is the last to get sun in the morning and is having a slower rebound, but there is new growth.

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Great small holly!

Big 3 gallon root ball so I expect the top growth to catch up in the next couple of seasons.

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Nice little plant

Everything fine so far but it takes a while to judge success. So far they seem to be doing very well.

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