Fact sheet: Weeping Yaupon Holly

 

Weeping Yaupon Holly makes a very distinct, irregular, weeping form with its upright crooked trunks and slender, curved, pendulous branches clothed with small, oval, grey-green foliage. Many nursery operators produce this tree with several trunks in a clump. Capable of reaching 30 feet or more in height, Weeping Yaupon Holly is most often seen 15 to 20 feet tall with a spread of only 6 to 12 feet. Old plants will spread to 25 feet. The inconspicuous male and female flowers appear on separate plants and are followed in fall and winter by a spectacular display of the translucent red berries which attract wildlife. The flowers attract bees for several weeks. Purchase plants with berries on them (females) if you want a berry-producing tree.

 

Scientific name: Ilex vomitoria
Pronunciation: EYE-lecks vom-ih-TOR-ee-uh
Common name(s): Weeping Yaupon Holly

Fact sheet: Weeping Yaupon Holly

Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden

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Posted: May 20, 2017


Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Ilex Vomitoria, Weeping Yaupon Holly


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