ILEX: DWARF YAUPON SCHILLING
LATIN NAME: ILEX VOMITORIA 'YAUPON HOLLY'
This dwarf evergreen shrub’s foliage has small, shiny green leaves that provide excellent shearing characteristics. Its globe shape growth habit reaches 2-3 feet tall(4-5 feet wide). Ideally used as a hedge, border, specimen, and around foundations.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in
extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-11
This evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended to maintain desired shape.