The Schilling Holly, also known as Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a favorite among gardeners. It is used as a small hedge, border plant or foundation plant due to the rounded shape it maintains. It gives 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. The Schilling plant 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.
Fun fact: Yaupon Holly is native to Southeastern North America and can be found growing wild in Florida and neighboring states! It is traditionally used by Native Americans as a drinkable tea which contains more caffeine than coffee. Its botanical name is Ilex vomitoria because if drank in too large of a quantity it can induce vomiting.
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Ilex vomitoria 'Schilling's Dwarf'
- Drought tolerant
- Salt tolerant
- Low maintenance
- Easy care foundation plant