Ilex vomitoria 'Carolina Ruby'

Carolina Ruby Yaupon Holly




Patents: PP#19266

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Parent: Ilex vomitoria

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: To 5' tall and wide?

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf form, 3' tall in 7 years. Bright red berries in autumn through winter. Needs a male pollinator (Ilex vomitoria 'Schillings' will work).


Grown by Ted Stephens at Nurseries Caroliniana in a batch of seedlings of Ilex vomitoria 'Folsom's Weeping'. Seeds sown in 1986 germinated in 1988. One seedling was much smaller and grew much more slowly. It first flowered in 1995 and had a prolific berry set.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in July 2011 and planted it in the Five Trees Garden.

Sources of Information

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