Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)
    Holly Family
    Blooms: White, 3-4 weeks, Apr-May
    Leaves:  Small, evergreen leaves are a glossy dark green, NOT sharp
    Height: 10-20'
    Space: 8-10'
    Soil: Moist-Average 
    Exposure:  Full sun-Part sun-Part shade-Shade 
    Fauna:  High pollinator value--many types of pollinators visit (small flies and bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, ants, and beetles), butterfly host plant, fruit for birds,winter cover
    Seeds:Small, bright red fruit are a bird favorite, plants are dioecious (male and female flowers occur on separate plants) 
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 7-9
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Coastal Plain
    Provenance: NC, seed grown