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Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly

Ilex vomitoria 'Scarlet's Peak'

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Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Scarlet's Peak') at All Seasons Nursery

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly fruit

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Scarlet's Peak') at All Seasons Nursery

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly foliage

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7

Brand:  Southern Living

Description:

Makes a great vertical landscape or garden accent plant with its graceful, tall and slim form; volumes of bright red berries that persist into the winter and attract birds; does best in evenly moist, acidic soil but is drought tolerant;

Ornamental Features

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from mid fall to mid winter. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Scarlet's Peak Yaupon Holly makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Container 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.