Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Yawkey') in the Ilex Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8-12 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruiting Time: Spring
Fall
Other: A male pollinator may be needed to insure fruit set.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Photo courtesy of Camellia Forest Nursery

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