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Ilex x 'Ginny Brunner',
Ginny Brunner Holly

A row of these Hollies makes one of the best screens available. Its tight growth habit, even in partial shade, makes it nice along the border of a property to block a view or provide protection from the wind. Place it far enough away from the patio so the bees are not a nuisance. The cultural requirements are most likely similar to its parents, which means it adapts to a broad range of sunlight and soil pH. Provide good drainage for best growth.

A hybrid between I. latifolia and I. cornuta with an upright to columnar, tight growth habit with little pruning. It maintains the dense growth habit and the light-green foliage typical of the Chinese Holly. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.

Nursery operators grow the tree either as a multi-stemmed clump or with one central leader. Multi-stemmed trees may not hold up in ice storms as well as those with a central leader. Main branches on single-leadered trees are usually well-secured to the trunk, making the tree sturdy and a permanent fixture for almost any landscape.

Ginny Brunner Holly Photos

Ginny Brunner Holly Berries

Ginny Brunner Holly

Ginny Brunner Holly Leaves