Dwarf Yaupon Holly

Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’

  • A dwarf compact selection of the native evergreen Yaupon Holly
  • Great low maintenance shrub to plant along foundations
  • It can also be used in planters or sheared into a hedge
  • Part sun plants tolerate 3 to 6 hours of morning sun per day

A great shrub for year round interest. Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a compact, rounded female shrub with close-knit branches. The glossy leaves are yellow-green when they emerge, turning dark green as they mature. Small blooms appear in early summer followed by small, decorative red fruits. This is a tough plant that can tolerate drought and salt spray better than most shrubs.

A great choice for foundation plantings or hedges. Excellent for planting along fences and walls. Provides dramatic color and form to autumn and winter landscapes. Plant in spring or early fall to give plants the best start. Plant in any sunny location in the garden. Best in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Prune to maintain desired shape.

Choose a location that will allow roots to spread and branches to grow freely. Space plants far enough from building foundations, walls, and decks so that the growing foliage won’t crowd the structure.