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PlantFiles: Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria 'Schillings Dwarf'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: vomitoria (vom-ih-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Schillings Dwarf
Additional cultivar information: (aka Schilling's Dwarf, Shillings, Shilling's Dwarf)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Southernbell421 On Mar 2, 2012, Southernbell421 from Ocala, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a real nice evergreen shrub. It takes the weather very well but you have to make sure it gets some water if it doesn't rain often. Otherwise the leaves can turn brown and the limbs will die. It does hold a cut shape very well as it's a slow grower. This shrub looks good around the house foundation or even out in the open by itself.

Positive sunkissed On Jan 28, 2011, sunkissed from Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I planted three of these in my front walkway garden well over fifteen years ago. They never freeze, they never got any kind of pest or fungus and they are not irrigated except by hand watering or rain. They are up against the house and so when it rains they will get run off from the roof. They require very little trimming, I just shape them up maybe twice a year when some new growth is emerging. They are shaded in morning and then get full sun middle hot part of the day and then filtered sun in the late day. I've seen over trimming of these that can cause a hole in the perfect neatness of these bushes, they really don't require heavy trimming. Mine have never grown up any taller than four foot. So they make a nice in front of the house hedge.

Positive TREEHUGR On Dec 22, 2004, TREEHUGR from Now in Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

A great choice as a hedge, border or foundation planting. Slow growing and they maintain a perfect rounded shape that makes them look as though they are professionally trimmed every day.
Very small leaves. Much smaller than a regular yaupon. They are reportedly deer resistant. Rich, dark colored leaves offers good contrast with other things you may have planted. I don't think I've ever seen one not doing well. Easy to find in Florida garden centers.


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

, (2 reports)
Huntsville, Alabama
Maplesville, Alabama
Bartow, Florida
Clewiston, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lady Lake, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Gainesville, Georgia
Easley, South Carolina
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Culleoka, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Baytown, Texas
Bullard, Texas
Ennis, Texas
Frisco, Texas
Houston, Texas

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