HOLLY – Yaupon ‘Shadows Female’

HOLLY – Yaupon ‘Shadows Female’

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Secondary Names:
Ilex vomitoria ‘Shadow’s Female’


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Size: Small
Mature Size: 12′ x 12′
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Light: Sun to part shade
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, salty soil, drought, poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: ‘A female upright yaupon holly that, when planted alone develops into an umbrella shape, but when planted en masse is thicket forming. In Fall, it is adorned with an abundance of brilliant red berries that are prized by cedar waxwings and other songbirds. The dark green leaves with lighter underneath color are margined with rounded teeth.