Stoke's Dwarf Yaupon Holly (Male)
Ilex vomitoria 'Stoke's Dwarf'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||I-leks vom-i-TO-ri-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous spring flowers; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This native Holly is among the very reliable small shrubs that maintain a neat, compact habit. Plant along foundations and fence lines, or in front of bigger flowering shrubs to cover their legs. Makes a great low-maintenance shrub for parkways, along driveway edges or in planters. May also be sheared into a rectangular hedge or spheres. Pair with female Yaupon Holly for a significant yield of berries for a bird habitat.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Tough, Deer Resistant Plant|
Adaptable to a wide variety of moisture conditions, sun exposures, and soil conditions, provided soil is well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce tolerates drier soils. Fertilize in early spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11