Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba Mate)

Family:  Aquifoliaceae
Zone: 8 - 10
Natural Range:  South America
Soil:  Average, well drained
Light: sun, part sun
Height: 10' - 20'
Bloom Time:  Spring
Attributes:  Evergreen. Smooth shiny bark.  Alternate, glossy leaves.  Red fruit. 
Notes: Most report growing in zone nine and above but our plants have gone unscathed with temperatures to 15 degrees F.   Yerba Mate is grown and its leaves used for is grown for its many vitamins, minerals, and various polyphenols.  Makes a great patio plant.

Pot Size:  1 Gallon Pot