Mark A. Miller
(American Holly, Wyetta American Holly)
Plump, bright scarlet to orange-red fruits decorate Wyetta American holly's boughs in fall in winter. This impressive tree develops a dense, upright pyramidal habit and boasts medium to deep olive-green foliage with a satiny gloss. The species is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to the central and southeastern regions of the United States. As with most hollies, it is dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. A female selection, 'Wyetta' produces tiny white flowers...
Mark A. Miller
(American Holly, Yule American Holly)
A copious display of plump, bright red fruits decorate Yule American holly's boughs in fall in winter. This impressive tree develops a dense, upright pyramidal habit and boasts olive-green foliage with a satiny gloss. The species is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to the central and southeastern regions of the United States. As with most hollies, it is dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. A female selection, 'Yule' produces tiny white flowers in spring that...
(Yellow-berried American Holly)
The yellow-berried American holly is an elegant evergreen tree that's ideal for home landscapes. Its dense branching, pyramidal habit and smooth gray bark are only a few of the appealing attributes of this broadleaf evergreen. Wild specimens that have the genes for yellow rather than red fruits grow in forests across the eastern half of the United States, from Maine to Texas, and are particularly common from the Appalachian Piedmont to the Atlantic coastal plain.
The spiny, oval leaves are stiff...
Lustrous, prickle-free leaves, cute, cherry-like berries, and exceptional cold hardiness are among the merits of this evergreen holly from eastern Asia. Irregular in habit when young, it slowly matures into a billowing pyramidal small tree.
Smooth and shiny green, the pointed oval leaves densely cover the greenish branches. They depart from those of more familiar evergreen hollies in their lack of spines. New spring leaves are bronze-tinged. The foliage may be yellow-green in exposed sunny sites....
Glossy evergreen leaves and bright red berries in fall and winter are among the ornamental merits of this evergreen holly from central and western China. It grows slowly into a shrub or small tree of open irregular habit.
Attractive year round, the spiny, squarish to triangular, glossy dark green leaves crowd the gray, sparsely branched stems. In mid to late spring, light yellow flowers cluster at the bases of the leaves, attracting bees for pollination. Male and female flowers occur on separate...
A versatile and adaptable shrub or small tree, this native of the southeastern United States is valued for its dense evergreen foliage and showy abundant winter fruit.
The small, shiny, oval, weakly-teethed leaves are bright green to dark drab green. Ripening in fall, the clustered, persistent, pea-size fruits are typically a translucent bright red but may be orange or yellow. Fruits occur only on female plants, which require a male pollinator. They are preceded by inconspicuous white flowers...
(Carolina Ruby Yaupon, Yaupon)
Valued for its dwarf habit and prolific fruits, ‘Carolina Ruby' is a cultivar of yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), a small evergreen tree from the Southeast United States. Forming a somewhat open, irregularly branched, waist-high shrub, this female selection has small, shiny, rich green leaves with finely toothed edges. From fall through much of winter, masses of bright red berries crowd the silver-gray branches. A male companion is required for pollination and fruiting. The berries are preceded...
(Bordeaux Yaupon Holly, Yaupon, Yaupon Holly)
A versatile and adaptable shrub or small tree native to the Southeast United States, yaupon is valued for its dense evergreen foliage and (on female plants) bright winter fruits. Bordeaux is a recently introduced selection distinguished by its compact, mounding habit and red-purple new foliage. The small, shiny, oval, weakly toothed leaves mature to olive-green. A male selection, it produces no fruit, but its inconspicuous white flowers provide pollen for nearby female cultivars. The attractive smooth...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Dwarf Yaupon Holly, Yaupon)
This is a dwarf cultivar of the versitile and tough, yaupon holly. It is most valued for its dense evergreen foliage, showy abundant winter fruit and rounded compact habit.
The small, shiny, oval leaves have fine toothed edges and are bright green to gray-green. Ripening in fall, the clusters of persistent pea-size fruit are translucent bright red. Fruits occur only on female plants, which require a male pollinator. They are preceded by inconspicuous fragrant white flowers in spring. The smooth,...