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Q.Best type of holly bush?

Anonymous added on September 18, 2015 | Answered

I’d like to plant some holly along the low wall that separates my property from the sidewalk (I live in a row house in the US). A lot of the holly bushes I’ve seen that I’ve liked (Blue Prince(ss), English Holly), all say they grow to about 15′ or so, but I would really only want the holly to grow to 2 feet, maybe 3 max. Can I buy an English Holly and keep it cut to 2′-3′, or does something similar come in a dwarf version? I’d like a bush that has spiky leaves and produces berries, but don’t need anything that grows very tall.

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Answered on September 21, 2015

Many holly varieties are available in dwarf forms as well, though pruning to maintain the desired shape and size may still be necessary. One note when looking for a dwarf type is to make certain you are getting it from a reputable retailer so that you are actually getting a dwarf and not one labeled as such - this frequently happens with Burford holly and its dwarf form.

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