Yaupon Holly

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Yaupon Holly

Ilex vomitoria
Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina
10

25 feet
3

6 feet
Southeastern U.S., west to Central Texas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or shade; evergreen, with small leaves. The female plant bears red fruit in winter, putting on a spectacular show and attracting birds (and wreath-makers.) On its own yaupon grows dense and twiggy, but can be grown in a variety of sheared and topiaried forms; careful training can produce a single- or multi-trunked tree with a drooping canopy. Non-fruiting dwarf forms are available; see dwarf yaupon holly.

Maintenance

Occasional shaping and light training; fruit may litter the ground.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
10-25' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
January, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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