Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'
- Common Name(s):
- Dwarf yaupon holly
- Native Plants, Shrubs
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 banksi. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
Seed: Berry-like drupe
- 3-5 ft.
- Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 0.5-1.5 in. long; new growth has yellow-green tinge
- Small, greenish white flowers in spring; small scarlet drupes that persist into spring
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil conditions: dry, wet
- Medium to fine
- Dense, rounded mound; close-knit branches; brittle
- 3-6 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1593