Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Pride of Houston')
Environment: This plant tolerates drought, flooding and salt well. This plant will grow in very dry to wet or submerged soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay. The pH preference is an acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 6.8 to 7.7) soil.
Attributes and Features:
- Tolerates: Drought, Salt Spray, Heat & Humidity, Deer, Slope, Wind
- Uses: Hedge, Espalier, Topiary
- Considered pest free
- Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies
- Nice foliage and abundant fruit set
- Suitable for xeriscaping
USDA Hardiness Zone : 7a - 10a
Exposure : Full sun to partial sun (Full sun - best berry production; tolerates bright shade.)
Mature Height : 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread : 8 - 10 feet (possibly up to 15')
Flower : Mid spring, white flowers
Fruit : Translucent red berries
Foliage : Glossy green, narrow
Fall Color : Not showy
Form/Shape : Upright, multi-stemmed, dense shrub
Growth Rate : Medium to fast growth rate
Persistence : Broadleaf Evergreen Shrub
Family Name : Aquifoliaceae
Sizes15 Gallon - Multi/Full to Base : Currently Available
Height : 5 - 6'
Spread : 3 - 4'
15 Gallon - Multi/Clear Trunk : Presently Unavailable
15 Gallon - Diamond Espalier : Presently Unavailable
15 Gallon - Fan Espalier : Presently Unavailable
24" Box : Currently Available
Height : 6.5 - 7'
Spread : 4 - 5'