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Dwarf Yaupon Holly

Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'

Dwarf Yaupon Holly


The symmetrical, dense, rounded form of Dwarf Yaupon Holly requires only infrequent pruning to maintain its height and spread. Ideally suited as low-growing foundation plants, Dwarf Yaupon Holly is also excellent as a tall ground cover. It can be sheared into a formal hedge or into any number of topiary shapes. The small, gray-green leaves of ‘Nana’ have no spines and this cultivar of a female plant rarely produces berries.

Use and Management

Growing well in sun or light shade in soils from dry to wet, Dwarf Yaupon Holly withstands drought when established and is highly salt-tolerant, making it ideally suited to seaside plantings. Growth rate is slow to moderate.


  • Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers
  • Suggested plant spacing are: Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC

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