Ilex vomitoria : Yaupon Holly

Yaupons are tall twiggy shrubs ideal for nesting birds with abundant red berries following chilly winters.

They are dioecious and need male flowers like these not too far away and not blooming too early.

These are the female blooms and the best indication of which sex is which.

Fruiting in a dunefield south of Tampa Bay in 2010. Winters are currently too warm to get a crop like this.