Ilex vomitoria

Yaupon Holly

  • Family: Aquifoliaceae
  • Form: Evergreen tree reaching 30 ft., width approaches height with an irregular canopy
  • Leaves: Alternate, simple, oval to elliptical, ¾ in.-1¼ in. with crenate margin
  • Stem/Bark: Light grey and smooth
  • Flower: Small white, dioecious in axillary cymes, 3/16 in., not showy with 4 rounded petals
  • Fruit: Plentiful, shiny red berries containing 4 seeds on female plants. ¼ in. round in axillary clusters
  • Comments: One of 12 native hollies in Florida. There are numerous cultivars available ranging in form and size. Dwarf cultivars are male and do not produce fruit
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