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Schillings Dwarf, Ilex vomitoria 'Schillings'
Ilex schillings is another shrub that looks best neatly pruned.  Small spheres sit under the magnolia tree.  Purple loropetalum spheres and a square cut podocarpus hedge complete this formal design.
The ilex schillings pictured in front are kept at about thirty inches high.  A eugenia hedge forms the backdrop for this arrangement.
Ilex schillings sit under a paurotis palm.  It looks like the ilex spheres have begun to mesh together into one mass.  Often as the plant ages and grows, merging spheres can be sheared into a single mass with a wavy appearance on top.
Alex Driscoll
Certified Arborist #1249A
Plant Guide /Landscape Shrubs / Schillings Dwarf