Yaupon Holly 'Pendula'

Ilex vomitoria

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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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.