Yaupon Holly (Dwarf)

Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; evergreen, with a low, mounding form up to 4 feet. All dwarf yaupon cultivars are male — so they don’t bear red fruit like the full-size parent. Dwarf yaupon naturally forms the kind of perfect green “meatball” popular in manicured landscapes — though yaupons are so heavily sheared (as topiary) that their natural form is rarely seen.

Origins: Cultivar


Pruning is always optional. Make shearing cuts in late spring before the year’s new foliage hardens off. Renewal pruning to open up older specimens can be performed in winter — a good idea if hedges become so dense they’re showing dead and diseased spots.

A dwarf yaupon for low hedges and topiary.

Min. Height: 2'

Max Height: 4 feet'

Min. Width: 2'

Max Width: 4 feet'

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