Shadow's Female Yaupon
Ilex vomitoria 'Shadow's Female'
Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||The species name, "vomitoria" attests to the toxicity of this plant, but Native American healers understood its properties and used it carefully in their medical arts.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Design Ideas||A fine large native southeastern holly that makes a fine winter specimen in fruit. May be grouped for a screen or informal hedge and as a dark value background for light flowered or brightly variegated plants. Important addition to wildlife gardens and for crafters who cut berries during the holidays.|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10