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Yaupon Holly

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree / Shrub Type

Yaupon Holly

Ilex vomitoria

A thicket-forming, broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree with oblong, glossy leaves that have toothed margins. Small, greenish-white flowers appear on male and female plants in April. Flowers are fragrant and pollinated flowers on female plants give way to berry-like red fruits.

  • Dimensions: 10-20 feet tall, 8-12 feet wide
  • Water Use: Light to medium
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade to full sun
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to medium soil
  • Ornamental Use: Very popular as a hedge, screen, windbreak or barrier. Topiary.
  • Wildlife: Birds are attracted to the fruit.

Details: Yaupon Holly

Mature Size

H: 10'-20' W: 8'-12'

Water Requirements

Light / Medium

Light Requirements

Partial Shade / Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Dry / Medium


Flowers / Fruits

Wildlife Value

Attracts / Food