Will Fleming Yaupon Holly (Male)

Ilex vomitoria 'Will Fleming'

A large, upright, multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with small, finely serrated, lustrous dark green foliage. The dense, tight form of the young plant opens as it matures, providing excellent vertical interest as a loose screen, accent, or border plant. Plant as a pollenizer for berry production on female varieties.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationI-leks vom-i-TO-ri-a
Average Size at MaturityNarrow vertical growth reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Pollenizer, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Oakleaf Hydrangea; (Hydrangea querquifolia); Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); False Holly (Osmanthus); Enkianthus (Enkianthus)

Adaptable to a wide variety of moisture conditions, sun exposures, and soil conditions, provided soil is well-drained. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Good to grow!