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Yaupon holly

Ilex vomitoria

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Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'

Yaupon holly is an upright, irregularly branched, evergreen shrub or small tree with ovate, toothed, shiny dark-green leaves and gray branches. Profuse, transluscent scarlet fruit persists through the winter.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsUseful for screening or hedging in swampy areas.

CareGrow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. I. vomitoria is adaptable to wet soil.

PropagationTake semi-ripe cuttings in summer or early autumn.

ProblemsYoung shoots are susceptible to aphids; scale insects and leaf miners. Phytophtora root rot sometimes occurs.

  • Genus : Ilex
  • Zones : 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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