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PlantFiles: Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: vomitoria (vom-ih-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pendula

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive turektaylor On Mar 28, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

this is a very versatile tree. u can keep it pruned like i do to 6' or let it rip to over 20'. the 'weeping' structure gives the bed nice depth and form. the other great positive is that the birds LOVE the berries ,so it feeds them through out the winter. i've gradually added plants and trees to my gardens to feed the wildlife . it's very rewarding.

Positive don4331 On Jan 29, 2006, don4331 from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This holly came with our new home. It was planted in the existing sandy soil, with about 7 hours of Florida sun per day. So far it appears to be doing very well. I have just noticed it's red berries coming in now. It's weeping appearance is very appealing. We would like to add another in a partial shade location.

Positive jmwiley On Jan 29, 2005, jmwiley from Lafayette, LA wrote:

My Weeping Yaupon Holly 'Pendula' is the small variety tree that can grow 8' to 15' tall, but only 4' to 6' wide with a weeping form. Seven years old and has been virtually maintenance free. Neighbors are always asking for cuttings when the branches are full of berries to place on their tables to add color around the holiday season.


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

Atmore, Alabama
Decatur, Alabama
Dothan, Alabama
Hayden, Alabama
Hazel Green, Alabama
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Lafayette, Louisiana
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Bluffton, South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Hartsville, South Carolina
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Alice, Texas
Belton, Texas
Hearne, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Tyler, Texas

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