An exceptionally sturdy native, the Weeping Yaupon Holly is a beautiful tree known for its many uses in the landscape and its weeping branches that are covered with bright red berries during the fall and winter months. Weeping Yaupon Holly makes a very distinct, irregular, weeping form with its upright crooked trunks and slender, curved, pendulous branches clothed with small, oval, grey-green foliage. Capable of reaching 30 feet, the Weeping Yaupon Holly is most often seen 15 to 20 feet tall with a spread of only 6 to 12 feet. However, the plant lends itself well to pruning so many gardeners keep it clipped or sheared to a smaller size and in various formal shapes such as the “umbrella” form.

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