Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria 'Pride of Houston'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

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

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Trenton, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Knoxville, Tennessee

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Rowlett, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spring, Texas

Van Alstyne, Texas

Waco, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 13, 2006, greenbud from Houston, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Native tree (as far as I know). I grew up in Spring, TX (between Tomball and the Woodlands), and this Yaupon grew all over the place in the deciduous woods near Spring Creek as an understory small tree/large shrub. I have one in my front yard. It makes pretty red berries in the winter. Needs no attention beyond Mother Nature as far as watering. Mine had a scale infestation when I bought this house almost 3 yrs ago, but a systemic treatment corrected the problem. Highly recommended for Houston area.