Desert Yaupon
Schaefferia cuneifolia

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Schaefferia
Species: cuneifolia (kew-nee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 7, 2007, LindaTX8 from NE Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Evergreen shrub about 6 to 13 feet tall; leaves small and green, usually obovate; flowers light green to white. The berries turn red when ripe, eaten by birds and small animals in the wild. Xeriscape or rock garden type of plant, rocky hillsides and chapparral areas. Occasionally sold as an ornamental.