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Pride of Houston
This Texas native small tree is most noted for the abundant red berries in fall through winter. The dark green foliage and smooth grey bark are added attractions.
15-20' H x 10-15' W
|Botanical Name||Ilex vomitoria 'Pride of Houston'|
|Description||This Texas native small tree is most noted for the abundant red berries in fall through winter. The dark green foliage and smooth grey bark are added attractions. The tidy upright tree is perfect for small garden spaces. The variety will respond very well to heavy sheering and pruning making this another great selection for larger topiary. Plant as an accent or in groupings. Pride will shine through. Attracts birds.|
|Height x Width||15-20' H x 10-15' W|
|Water||Water regularly until established.|
|Fertilization||Fertilize in spring with a well balanced fertilizer. Follow label instructions.|
|Pruning||Prune as needed to shape and keep tidy.|
This native Texas holly is most prized for the abundant red berries in fall through winter. The dark green foliage starts off a bright lighter green and darkens into glossy dark green. It attracts birds for the beautiful berries and bees for the small blooms.Thrives best in Zones 7-10 and can take full sun. Can grow to a height of 15-20’ and up to 15’ wide, but it responds well to heavy shearing and pruning so it’s a great candidate for topiary artists. Plant this Pride of Houston yaupon as a single specimen tree or as a beautiful and beneficial clump or hedge.