Yaupon - Ilex vomitoria
An evergreen holly that is often shrubby but also a small tree to 25 feet, Yaupon is a southeastern coastal species, ranging inland to central Arkansas and west to Texas. It grows in wet habitat where it may form dense thickets. This is a compact holly with a rounded crown and branched trunk. The bark is thin and reddish-brown. The two-inch evergreen leaves are often broad near the middle, with a narrow base. Male flowers are borne in dense clusters, while the female flowers are often solitary. Round, red fruits add to the attractive nature of this small tree.