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Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'

Common Name(s):
Dwarf yaupon holly
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and salt spray tolerant.

Wildlife Value:  Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees.  Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksiThis plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 0.5-1.5 in. long; new growth has yellow-green tinge
Flower:
Small, greenish white flowers in spring; small scarlet drupes that persist into spring
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil conditions: dry, wet
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Dense, rounded mound; close-knit branches; brittle
Width:
3-6 ft.
Tags:
bees, drought, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, salt, salt tolerant, drought resistant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1593

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Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' - Whole Plant
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