Is dwarf yaupon holly a native or a hybrid?

marti8aJuly 17, 2009

And if a hybrid of a native, does that automatically make it a native? I can't find it on any native plant list for Texas, just the regular yaupon holly, the tall version. Can anyone point me to a site with authority to say yes or no?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The dwarf Yaupon Holly is a selection of the native species, Ilex vomitoria and is usually identified by a cultivar name, such as 'Nana' (female), 'Stoke's Dwarf' or 'Shillings' (male). It is not recognized as a hybrid with any other species.

Below is a link to the UARK description of the species and cultivars.

When purchasing Dwarf Yaupon's, be sure the native species name is listed on the tags/markers and that it came from a reputable grower. A nearly identical dwarf Japanese Holly, Ilex crenata cultivar is sometimes labeled and sold as Yaupon Holly. The native Yaupon is more heat tolerant, but less cold tolerant, than the Japanese species

Here is a link that might be useful: Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 11:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ladyslppr(z6 PA)

I think the answer depends on your point of view. Some native plant gardeners might think that only wild strains of native plants are suitable, others might use cultivars or hybrids of native plants and consider then native. Some people would consider only plants native to the ecosystem, plant community, county, or state in which the garden is located, other gardeners would use any plant native to the US, or to North America. I think you should know where the plants come from, and know what the parents of a hybrid are, then make your own decision whether it is native or not.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 10:05AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Echinacea tennesseensis
Does anyone here know the difference in the endangered...
Mountain Mint/Pycnanthemum questions
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Hoary...
Indian story or legend about Sassafras leaves
This is a little out of the ordinary, but I am looking...
BoNAP Density Gradient Maps
This is pretty fascinating if you're into maps: I...
WoodsTea 6a MO
native plant sales for MD
First, a big thank-you to everyone who responded to...
Sponsored Products
Kartell | Masters Bar Stool - Quick Ship
$490.00 | YLighting
Palm Springs Block Sculpted Hand Towel - CORAL (16X30)
$18.00 | Horchow
Leigh Country Aspen Single Dining Chair with Pine Tree Cutout - TX 94205
$129.99 | Hayneedle
Switch Portable Speaker by Native Union
$104.30 | Lumens
Dog Bones Holly Holiday Stocking
The City Farm
Newberry Hybrid 12-inch Cal King-size Foam and Innerspring Mattress
Handmade Olive Wood Nesting Bowls- Set of 3
$74.99 | Dot & Bo
Hampton Old Bronze Lantern Mini Pendant
$632.00 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™