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Schillings Dwarf Yaupon Holly
Schillings Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a handsome evergreen mounding shrub that is perfect for home foundation plantings. More details below.

Schillings Dwarf Yaupon Holly

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Schillings Dwarf Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria  'Schillings Dwarf'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Yaupon Holly is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Schillings Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a handsome evergreen mounding shrub that is perfect for home foundation plantings. It grows to about 3-4 feet in height with a spread of about 4-5 feet though can be sheared to maintain a smaller size. Exceptionally hardy and long-lived. One of the best choices for home foundation plantings.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Its dense and mounding form 3-4 feet in height and 3-5 feet wide (depending on pruning), and the fact that it responds very well to shearing, makes the Schillings Dwarf Yaupon one of the best evergreen shrubs for use in home foundation plantings. The shrub can be kept to about half its mature size with regular pruning or shearing. It can also be useful as an underplanting for mid-size trees such as Crape Myrtle and Japanese Maples, in groupings or mass plantings, or as a low-growing natural to formal hedge.

Spacing Recommendations:  3' for solid hedges;  7' or more for space between plants when left unpruned



Cultural Preferences

Schillings Dwarf Yaupon is exceptionally easy to grow in most any average, moist but well-drained to moderately drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Yaupon hollies tolerate more moisture than other species of holly, making them a great alternative to Japanese hollies (Ilex crenata), which don't like wet feet at all. So, if you have a site that holds more moisture, and are looking for a low, mounding evergreen shrub to plant, yaupon holly might just be your choice. Dwarf yaupon hollies require no pruning however respond very well to shearing for formal hedges and various interesting geometrical shapes.



Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and water Dwarf Yaupon Holly shrubs.



Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3'-5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Small
Flowering Period:  Spring
Flower Type:  
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Medium Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Somewhat Dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low to Average 
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Mildew, Heat, Clay Soil



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