• Are the Berries of Yaupon Hollies Poisonous?

    Short Answer, Yes.  Plants That Poison by Schmutz and Hamilton states that the poisonous parts on hollies are the berries. "The berries of all species are reported to be poisonous if eaten in quantity. The toxic principle is ilicin. Although not considered very poisonous, the attractive red or black berries should be considered dangerous to small children [and animals]."

  • How Does One Propagate Weeping Yaupon Hollies

    A popular method of plant propagation is by rooting your own cuttings the following is from an article by Skip Richter, Extension agent for Texas Cooperative Extension and host of “Gardening with Skip”, a weekly news segment provided free of charge by Texas Cooperative Extension, a state agency affiliated with Texas A&M University.

  • How Does One Trim Weeping Yaupon Holly?

    Be very careful when pruning Weeping Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula' or you will loose the prized look of the plant.

  • What Are The Best Shrubs for Parker County?

    What are the best shrubs for Parker County?  You will hear the terms native or adapted when recommended plants are being discussed and these plants can be among the best for your Parker County garden. You need to know the size of the mature shrub, the light and moisture requirements and the look you want to achieve.