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