Burford Holly – History

Burford holly, Ilex cornuta ‘Burfordii’, is a ubiquitous shrub in the Southeast. The red berries are striking in winter.

It’s interesting to know that the Burford holly originated in Atlanta, at Westview Cemetery in the southwest quarter of the city.

I found a history of the plant in an article, written in 1954, in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution magazine.

It was sent to me in two versions, both somewhat hard to read.

Great to know that millions of plants, spread all over the world, came from one plant in Atlanta!

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