Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'
- Common Name(s):
- Dwarf yaupon holly
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 banksi. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
- 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