Best in locations protected from cold winter winds. Part afternoon shade is best in hot summer climates. Avoid poorly drained soils. This holly is a good selection for the deep South because it has tolerance for heat and periods of drought. Prune in winter if needed. Plants of this species are dioecious (separate male and female plants). Female ‘Dwarf Burford’ plants are parthenocarpic (able to produce fruit without pollination).