Yaupon Holly (Upright)

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Yaupon Holly (Upright)

Ilex vomitoria ‘Will Fleming’
Will Fleming Holly, Will Fleming Yaupon
12

15 feet
2

3 feet
An upright, columnar male yaupon, for dramatic architectural effects.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen

About This Plant

Sun or light shade. Evergreen. An interesting yaupon holly cultivar admired for its architectural form. Like Italian cypress, this variety grows like a classic exclamation mark in the landscape, with a strong upright columnar (technically “fastigiate”) habit. Note, Will Fleming is male, with none of the red berries associated with other yaupon holly trees.

Will Fleming tolerates moisture and clay soils better than the Italian cypress often used for similar architectural purposes.

Maintenance

Expect eventual maintenance to preserve vertical orientation on mature branches, since their sheer weight tends to slop over as they grow taller. Expert gardeners recommend simply tying it up with string to avoid the constant work of tip-pruning and topping.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
12-15' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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