Ilex vomitoria
Cultivar: Bordeaux
Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Duration: Perennial
Range: southeastern United States
Height: 3-5 ft.
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 10
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Period: Mar-May
Light: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil: Dry, Average, Well-drained
Atttracts: Birds
Cultivar Comments: This cultivar of Yaupon Holly produces new foliage with an intense, burgundy-red color. As they mature, each shrub will reach 4 to 5 feet in height, and spread to as much as 5 to 6 feet in width. They can be pruned to attain a more formal profile, or to keep them more compact, or left to follow their natural shape. This evergreen shrub is adaptable to a variety of soil types, and is quite drought-tolerant once it is established. The fruit is eaten by birds and mammals.