Schilling Holly

Product Description

The Schilling Holly, also known as Dwarf Yaupon Holly, is a favorite among gardeners for a small hedge, border plant or foundation plant due to the rounded shape it maintains, giving off the impression of being professionally shaped without any formal cutting.

This shrub isn’t picky about soil type and will thrive in both dry and wet conditions equally well. Salt tolerant and drought tolerant once established, the Schilling often forms into a thick, low-maintenance and uniformly green groundcover.

The Schilling Holly prefers full to partial sun and produces medium to dark green leaves with a small oval shape and the branches are coated with silvery, gray bark. Small white flowers appear in spring, but are somewhat inconspicuous.

Perfect Plants sends the Schilling plant directly to your home, check out the reviews of the Schilling Holly.

Botanical Name

Ilex vomitoria 'Schilling's Dwarf'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 4-7 ft
Mature Width 6-10 ft
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Drought tolerant
  • Salt tolerant
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy care foundation plant

Shipping Info

Once your Schilling Holly order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Schilling holly prefers full sun or can tolerate partial shade. Soil should be well drained and ideally somewhat acidic. They are quite drought tolerant when mature, but should be watered regularly until established.

This shrub maintains a dense, tight rounded shape naturally and its slow-growing nature requires very little pruning. A more formal, rounded look can be achieved with an annual pruning.

When planting as a hedge, space the centers of the Schilling 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Schilling holly, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

1 review for Schilling Holly

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    gregjohnson365 (verified owner)

    Best internet plant-buying experience ever! The qualities and sizes of the plants were excellent. The packing was really exceptional: the boxes were sturdy, the plants were secured in place with an ingenious system, and the plants were protected from crushing by the addition of bamboo stakes in the pots. I had a question about shipping and the phone operator was knowledgeable and helpful. Add to all of this – I got a 20% discount by using a promo code. Really, A+ experience all around.

    • Perfect Plants

      Hi Greg,
      We are so happy you are thrilled with your new schilling holly plants. They make a great privacy hedge and they sure are beautiful! Please let us know how we can help with any future gardening endeavors.

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