Dwarf Yaupon Holly

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If you are looking for a wonderful, mounding broadleaved evergreen plant with dark green leaves, you'll want to take a close look at this petite Holly variety. Use as you might a Boxwood in both formal, trimmed use, or grown naturally and more informal - but more tolerant of soils that are not as well drained.

Dwarf Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria 'Nana') is a compact dwarf form and smaller fine-textured evergreen foliage grows into a symmetrical mound. This is a neat and tidy plant that you won't have to fuss over. You'll definitely appreciate the small, shiny leaves and smokey purple stems of the new growth in spring.

This broadleaf evergreen holds its gorgeous leaves all year long. A native shrub in the edge of the coastal forests of Virginia, Florida, and Texas and the open areas along the Mississippi in Arkansas, it is heat tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9. This versatile shrub can hold its own without a lot of care or concern on your part. It lives to serve you, beautifully and reliably year after year. Is it any wonder it's so popular?

Planting and Application:

This is an excellent evergreen plant for planter boxes or used as a low, formal hedge. They'll work in large containers with well-drained, evenly moist soil. Give it enough room to reach its mature height and spread, so you won't have to mess with pruning for size. If you've always loved the look of English-style gardens, you'll want to use these effortless plants to provide structure and strong, year-round visual interest. Use these structural plants as the backbone of your garden design.

They can act as an easy-care replacement for Boxwood. They do respond well to pruning and shearing, so feel free to explore more formal designs, such as Knot Gardens or Parterre Gardens that rely on the Dwarf Yaupon Holly to act as a border plant. Plant in a geometric pattern with an open center. What a magnificent showpiece in your landscape!

  • Dark Glossy Evergreen Foliage
  • Naturally Mounded Form
  • Male Plant Produces No Fruit
  • Easy Care, Compact & Dense
  • Greenish White Spring Flowers
  • Incredibly Versatile & Adaptable Borders, Edging, Hedge & Structure

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This plant will grow in full shade to full sun, but the lighter it has, the denser its foliage will be. A minimum of 6 hours works well. A light application of Dr. Earth Life Organic & Natural All-Purpose Fertilizer will be helpful in early spring. Spread it evenly around the plant, following directions. Once established, it is drought and salt-spray tolerant. It will perform best in well-drained, slightly acidic soil conditions, but are quite tolerant of most any soils, including those that can be slightly wet. And as with most shrubs, they love a nice 3-4" layer of mulch over the roots in the bed they are growing in.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Slightly Acidic Soil
  • Tolerant of Salt Spray
  • Fast Growth & Easy to Prune & Maintain
  • Drought-Tolerant Once Established

Whether you need one for a container or several for a low hedge, you can't go wrong with the pretty, mounded, low-maintenance Dwarf Yaupon Holly. Buy yours today at NatureHills.com and enjoy these fantastic supporting landscape plants in your garden!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Yaupon Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7 - 9
Growing Zones 7 - 9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Greenish White
Foliage Color Dark-Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Photos courtesy of Spring Meadows - www.springmeadows.com