Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina
Southeastern U.S., west to Central Texas
- Central Texas
- Full Shade
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun or shade; evergreen, with small leaves. The female plant bears red fruit in winter, putting on a spectacular show and attracting birds (and wreath-makers.) On its own yaupon grows dense and twiggy, but can be grown in a variety of sheared and topiaried forms; careful training can produce a single- or multi-trunked tree with a drooping canopy. Non-fruiting dwarf forms are available; see dwarf yaupon holly.
Occasional shaping and light training; fruit may litter the ground.
10-25' H, 3-6' W
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Birds, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
January, November, December