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Ilex vomitoria/Yaupon

Ilex vomitoria / Ilex vomitoria
A branch of heavy fruit in late autumn
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A branch of heavy fruit in late autumn

Heavy fruit with gray stems

Fruiting branch with small leaves and gray stems on this female plant

Planting on median

Male trees on street median where fruit should not be produced as birds killed as they dive in and out of traffic for berries on female plants

'Shadow" cultivar

Green berries in mid-August

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Scientific Name: Ilex vomitoria
Common Name: Yaupon
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Grows in a wide range of soil conditions from wet to dry. Female plants produce greatest quantity of berries in full sunlight. Birds eagerly feed on the fruit. This easy to grow, deer resistant plant has few insect and disease pests.