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Stoke's Dwarf Yaupon Holly (Male)

Ilex vomitoria 'Stoke's Dwarf'

Pronunciation: I-leks vom-i-TO-ri-a
SKU #04620

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Description This dwarf evergreen shrub with tight branches that create a tidy spreading mound is excellent for low hedges, borders, or around foundations. The twiggy branches covered with fine-textured, glossy, dark green foliage take well to shearing. A tough plant that tolerates a range of soil conditions and can withstand drought or flooding.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous spring flowers.
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Enkianthus (Enkianthus); Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Osmanthus (Osmanthus); Wintergreen (Gaultheria)
Care 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.

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