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Yaupon
Scientific Name: Ilex vomitoria Soland. in Ait.
Synonym:
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Yaupon (Ilex  vomitoria)
Ilex vomitoria 'Stokes Dwarf'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-9,11-24,26,28,31-33
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southeastern United States coastal plain, from Virginia, to Florida, to Texas

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree, up to 15 to 26 feet tall (4.5 to 8 m); light gray smooth bark; dark green leaves, 0.5 to 1.5 inches (12-37 mm), with shallow rounded teeth and pale green underside.

Watering Needs: Regular water, good drainage

Propagation: Cuttings


'Stokes Dwarf' is a dwarf form of the Yaupon, 18 inches tall (45 cm), 3 feet spread (90 cm).

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 487.

Cultural Practices:
Tolerates alkaline soil.

Blooming Habits:
A typical Ilex, the Yaupon is dioecious. The male plants have numerous small greenish white flowers in clusters, while the female plants have mostly solitary flowers. They bloom in late spring (April to May). The fruit is a dark orange to red,berry-like drupe, 0.24 to 0.32 inch in diameter (0.6 to 0.8 cm), ripening in the fall (September and October)

Fruiting Habits:


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