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Ilex vomitoria f. pendula

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
EYE-leks vom-ih-TOR-ee-uh PEND-yoo-luh
Description

Weeping Yaupon Holly is an evergreen shrub or tree native to North America. It is easy to grow due to tolerance of both dry and wet sites, drought and salt and urban conditions. The weeping form makes it great as a specimen or accent plant. Red berries are attractive to birds and small mammals. 

More information on Ilex vomitoria.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Woodland Backyard Garden Walk Border Landscape Pinewild County Club, Moore County Woodland Backyard Garden Walk
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#red#evergreen#sun#full sun#partial shade#red berries#wildlife plant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#winter interest#fall interest#specialized bees#cpp#deer resistant#pollinator plant#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#red#evergreen#sun#full sun#partial shade#red berries#wildlife plant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#winter interest#fall interest#specialized bees#cpp#deer resistant#pollinator plant#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Species:
    vomitoria
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits are attractive to birds and small mammals. Flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer Damage
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small scarlet berries; usually persist to spring
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    White inconspicuous but fragrant flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    0.25-0.7 in. ovate, alternate, simple leaves with serrate to crenate margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Lawn
    Patio
    Pond
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Salt