Yaupon Holly Tree

Yaupon Holly Tree

Yaupon Holly Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Ilex vomitoria
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soil types (dry, moist)
Texture:   Medium to fine
Form:   Upright
Height:   15 to 20'
Weight:   10 to 20
Leaf:   .5 to 1.5" alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves
Flower/Fruit:   Small white flowers in spring; small, shiny red-orange berries clustered along the stems of female plants that persist into the winter
Comments:    Native; I. decidua and I. opaca will pollinate; usually multitrunked; attracts birds; larval plant for Henry's elfin butterfly; drought tolerant; good screen plant; salt tolerant; transplant easily
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --