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Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'

Common Name(s):
Dwarf yaupon holly
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' is a dense rounded shrub that is a dwarf cultivar of the species. It has 0.5-1.5 in. long, dark green leaves that are yellow-green when new. If pollinated, the small greenish white flowers on female shrubs will mature into persistent red drupes, although they are not as common or as striking as those of the species.  Drought and salt spray tolerant.  This shrub is highly salt 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.

Play Value:  Wildlife Enhancement

Seed:  Berry-like drupe

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:
play, cpp, playground, bees, drought, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, deer resistant, salt, salt tolerant, drought resistant, children’s garden, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1593

Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' - Whole Plant
L_Hoffheins, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' Bonsai, whole plant
L. Hoffheins, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' Close up of leaves
JC Raulston Arboretum
Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'
JC Raulston Arboretum