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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

Plant Care


15 Gallon - Multi/Full to Base :  Currently Available
15 Gallon - Multi/Clear Trunk :  Presently Unavailable
15 Gallon - Diamond Espalier :  Presently Unavailable
15 Gallon - Fan Espalier :  Presently Unavailable
24" Box :  Currently Available

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