YauponScientific Name: Ilex vomitoria
SIZE & GROWTH RATEAverage Growth Rate is 1.5 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 20' Tall x 15' Wide
LIGHT NEEDSFull Sun or Partial Shade
DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREENEvergreen
ACORNS?No it doesn't have acorns
COLORRich green foliage year round
SPECIAL FEATURESHeat Tolerant
Native to Texas
Birds love the bright red berry fruit.
The Yaupon Holly is native to Texas and is adapted to a variety of soil types with its superior level of shade and drought tolerance. The Yaupon Holly can be trimmed into a dense hedge or the Yaupon Holly can be pruned into a small tree revealing its uniquely contorted trunks. The Yaupon Holly has a densely rounded canopy filled with simple, leathery, dark green leaves. Yaupon Holly leaves are oval shaped, about ½ inch long and have serrated edges. The Yaupon Holly produces inconspicuous white flowers in the spring. The flowers allow the Yaupon Holly to pollinate and produce an abundant amount of vivid red berries that are very attractive. The bark on a Yaupon Holly is smooth with a dark gray color.