Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’

(Dwarf Yaupon Holly)

By January 12, 2022
Red berries on a Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'; Dwarf Yaupon Holly

About Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’ (Dwarf Yaupon Holly)

This mounding evergreen shrub is called Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’. Native to the Southeastern states, this variety features elliptic, leathery green leaves that grow in an upright form reaching an average landscape height of 3-5′ tall by 4-6′ wide. Small, green, insignificant greenish-white flowers emerge in the spring followed by noteworthy berry-like red fruits. Attracting birds, its bright red fruit remains into the winter season offering a festive holiday look for the holiday season.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’ in an area that receives full sun to part shade. Using a general or universal soil, water regularly after planting to establish a healthy root system. This variety flourishes well in both moist and dry soils and if desired, pruning for shape or size can be done in the winter. If regular cold fronts are common in your area, you should add mulch in the winter to protect its roots.

Landscape design ideas

Use Dwarf Yaupon Holly in landscape designs seeking a windbreak, screen, or hedge. Its adaptability to varying water conditions and sun exposure make this variety a thoughtful choice for low-maintenance landscape designs.

Botanical Name: Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'

Common Name: Dwarf Yaupon Holly

Average Landscape Size: 3-5' x 4-6'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: greenish-white

Berry Color: Red

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Shrub

Sizes: 1 & 5 gallons

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Dramatic Color,