|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree.|
|Considerations:||Tends to produce suckers, which can be removed if you wish to have a specimen tree. It's dioecious; so make sure you have at least one male plant in the vicinity to produce berries on the females.|
|Propagation:||Naturally clonal, so can transplant from new stems. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.|
|Availability:||Big box stores, Friends, Native nurseries, Quality nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Fruits are eaten by birds.
Bees pollinate flowers.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal scrub, coastal dunes, coastal flatwoods, river swamps, scrub, secondary woods, pine-oak-hickory woods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Many cultivars have been developed or found in the wild ranging from weeping forms to little round balls ('Shillings').
To get fruits, both a male and a female are required. Although there are issues with provenance, 'Shillings' is a male and can provide an inconspicuous source of pollen for larger females. The issue (with no scientifically vetted answer) is whether pollen from a natural dwarf could have any affect on wild populations of yaupon holly (the author suspects 'no' as being dwarf is unlikely to provide any selective advantage in the wild.