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ILEX vomitoria 'Stoke's Dwarf'
Stoke's Dwarf Yaupon, Yaupon
Yaupon is a versatile broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree from the southeastern United States. The cultivar 'Stokes Dwarf' is valued for its dwarf dense mounded habit. A male selection, it bears inconspicuous white spring flowers and no fruit. The small, shiny, oval, weakly toothed leaves are olive green. The smooth, pale gray bark is attractive.
Perhaps the most adaptable evergreen holly for mild-winter climates, yaupon does well in sun or shade, clay or sand, and acid or alkaline soil, and tolerates salt spray and shearing. Use it in place of similar but less adaptable hollies such as Ilex crenata. This handsome compact shrub works wonderfully in foundation plantings, mixed borders, and containers. This shrub also makes an excellent bonsai, topiary, or espalier subject. Birds and other wildlife browse the fruits, especially in late winter when food is scarce.
12 - 7
7 - 11
H1, H2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Southeastern United States
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Olive, Dark Green
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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