Deciduous Yaupon Holly



Ilex decidua (EYE-lex dee-SID-you-uh)


Sun or Shade

HEIGHT:  20 feet

SPREAD: 15 feet

SPACING: 12 - 15 feet

HABIT:  Bushy growth if not trimmed, small leaves, red berries on bare branches all winter long—on female plants only.

CULTURE:  Easy to grow in most soils, drought tolerant but tolerant of moist soils.

USES:  Winter color, understory tree, specimen garden tree.

PROBLEMS:  Suckers from base, buying male plants accidentally.

NOTES:  Best to purchase when the berries can be seen on the plant. The male is not worth much unless used for the contrast. Native to southeastern USA to Texas.


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