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PlantFiles: Holly
Ilex 'Emily Bruner'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Cultivar: Emily Bruner

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive patp On Apr 25, 2005, patp from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ilex x 'Emily Bruner' is one of the most beautiful hollies I've ever seen. This 7-gallon holly was purchased 4-6-01 from Lowe's. It only had a few branches but the yellow blossoms were stunning. We have many different holly bushes and couldn't understand why this was the only one that never developed berries until today when I read that Ilex x 'James Swan' is the male pollinator for 'Emily Bruner.'

Emily has grown quite large and is lovely as ever but I still haven't found Ilex x 'James Swan.' If anyone knows where I can purchase James, please let me know!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Charlotte, North Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina

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