Yaupon Holly

This is native shrub is fantastic for small bed spaces. There are actually two types of Yaupon Hollies, the male version (aka Will Fleming) and the female version (aka Scarlet’s Peak). Scarlet’s Peak produces red berries in the winter whereas Will Fleming is a pollinator. The winter bloom for the Scarlet’s Peak adds a wonderful holiday accent. 


  • They usually grow to be around 12 to 25 feet
  • They only need gentle pruning Image result for scarlet peak yaupon hollyImage result for will fleming yaupon holly
  • Low water useage
  • They are perennials (meaning that they survive multiple seasons).
  • They are evergreens
  • They attract birds and butterflies



* Much of this information was gathered thanks to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Central Texas Gardener