Ilex vomitoria f. pendula
- Common Name(s):
- Weeping yaupon holly
Young stems have a downy purplish tint.
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 20-25 ft.
- Small scarlet berries; usually persist to spring
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types including wet soil; drought and salt tolerant
- Upright weeping habit; picturesque
- 10-12 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 0.25-0.7 in. alternate, simple leaves
NCCES plant id: 2018