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ILEX vomitoria 'Will Fleming'
Will Fleming Yaupon, Yaupon
This is a highly linear, columnar form of the versitile and tough, yaupon holly. It is most valued for its fine, dense evergreen foliage and strong upright habit. Its small, shiny, oval leaves have fine toothed edges and are bright green to gray-green. In spring it offers inconspicuous fragrant white flowers. This is a male cultivar, so it is not fruit producing.
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. It tolerates salt spray and shearing and even a little drought. Use it in place of similar, but less adaptable, hollies such as Ilex crenata. Upright cultivars such as this work wonderfully in foundation plantings, mixed borders, and large containers. This shrub also takes well to pruning and shearing and makes an excellent bonsai, topiary, or espalier subject.
The name "vomitoria" is derived from the fact that the leaves of this plant will induce vomiting if consumed.
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
10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Southeastern United States
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Gray Green
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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