Scientific Name Ilex vomitoria 'Schillings'
Common Name Dwarf Yaupon Holly, Stokes Dwarf, Schillings Dwarf
Hardiness Zone 7, 8
Size 3 to 4' tall and wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Exposure Sun to part shade
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics Alternate, very small leaves with serrations almost to the base. Lustrous dark green.
No black glands on the underside.
Greyish, glabrous stems.
Purplish new growth.
Landscape Uses Tight branches create a spreading mound which is excellent for a low hedge or as a border or around a foundation.
Takes well to shearing so good for topiary. Good rounded form without shearing however.
Plant in front of larger flowering shrubs to hide their legs.
Good along driveway edges.