Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly

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Ilex vomitoria

Yaupon Holly is a small tree, 15-25' tall, native to the southeastern United States, including NC coastal areas. One of the toughest of the hollies, yaupon will tolerate, and is frequently found growing in, wet swampy locations. In fact, it will tolerate nearly all soil types. Male and female flowers are on separate plants; berries are red. Parched yaupon leaves were used by Native Americans to make a tea for purification rites that included vomiting. English colonists, who confused the drink with other native teas, called it the –black drink.”

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub or small tree
foliage Type Broadleaf evergreen
Height 10-20 ft
Spread 8-12 ft
Shape Upright, irregular, spreading
Primary foliage Color Green, dark
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Insignificant
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to partial shade
Water Preferences Average