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Yaupon Holly - Ilex vomitoria

Yaupon Holly - Ilex vomitoria

PriceFrom $10.00

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 15-25 feet tall, but can be pruned to desired size.

•Bloom Season: Blooms in spring, producing small, white flowers.

•Native Status to Florida: Native to Florida.

•pH Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soil pH levels, but typically found in slightly acidic to neutral soils.

•Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

•Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance; can tolerate coastal conditions.

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate periodic flooding and drought once established.

•Wildlife Benefits: Provides food and cover for various wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. Berries are attractive to birds.

•Phenology: Produces small white flowers followed by red berries on female plants.

•Considerations (if any): Female plants produce berries and may require male pollinators nearby for fruit production. Can be susceptible to scale insects and leaf spot diseases.

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Hedges, screens, or specimen trees in landscapes or naturalized areas.

•Toxicity to Pets: Yaupon Holly berries contain caffeine and can be toxic to pets if ingested in large quantities, causing gastrointestinal upset.

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