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Monday, May 27, 2002

Yaupon Holly.

the "thorny tree-thing" described in my previous entry is almost certainly a yaupon holly, which is native to texas. here are info and pics courtesy of the texas tech dept. of plant and soil science. i'm amused by the scientific name - ilex vomitoria.

searching for the yaupon holly also turned up this essay on hollies on a site called soul of the garden. the writer is based in austin, texas.

Posted by Erica Bess Duncan in Shrubs & Trees | Permalink


Is it safe to burn yaupon wood in the fireplace?Please e-mail me1Thank you

Posted by: Jerry | Dec 9, 2003 1:06:20 PM


I have no idea. Here in Houston it's usually too hot to think about burning anything. That and we don't have a fireplace.


Posted by: erica | Dec 10, 2003 3:00:16 PM

We planted a large yaupon holly last fall as part of a landscaping project. I am in love with this tree! On some of the branches the berries have turned black and there are few leaves. Do we have a problem?

Posted by: Linda | Mar 22, 2004 3:10:33 PM

I have two yaupon holly in my fron yard. They are each 12-15' high. They are planted in a raised bed. The ground cover is Lava Rock.

I continue to have problems with the trees sending up hundreds of shoots that I must cut out by had. Is there any way that I can prevent this.



Posted by: joe | Jul 5, 2004 9:13:44 AM