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Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly

Regular price $6.80 USD
Regular price Sale price $6.80 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Yaupon Holly, native to the southeastern United States, is a member of the holly family, Aquifoliaceae. It's known for its small, glossy, leathery leaves and its ability to adapt to a variety of environmental conditions.

The most notable feature of Yaupon Holly is its berries, which are typically bright red and highly ornamental. These berries appear in the fall and can last through the winter, providing visual interest and a food source for birds. It's important to note that Yaupon Holly is dioecious, meaning that male and female flowers are on separate plants. Only female plants produce berries, and they require a male pollinator nearby.

Yaupon Holly's small, white flowers bloom in the spring and are a valuable source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. The flowers themselves are rather inconspicuous, but they play an essential role in the plant's life cycle.

This plant is highly versatile and can be used in a variety of landscaping applications. It's ideal for use as a hedge, screen, or foundation planting. Yaupon Holly can also be pruned into a small tree, making it a good choice for residential landscapes. Its tolerance for pruning and shaping also makes it a popular choice for topiary or bonsai.

Yaupon Holly is adaptable to different soil types, including sandy and clay soils, as long as they are well-draining. It's drought-tolerant once established and can tolerate salt spray, making it suitable for coastal areas.

Overall, Yaupon Holly is valued for its ornamental berries, evergreen foliage, and adaptability to various landscape uses. Its ability to thrive in a range of conditions, along with its benefits for wildlife, makes it a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers in its native range.

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