Once or twice a year, Yaupon holly my hair cut. I cut back to the silhouette, remove branches that are growing downward and thin branches in highly populated areas. The work is fun and the result is satisfactory.
Yaupon holly – before clipping
Depending on the weather, I can expect a new wave of growth ahead of winter. If preparing the tree for the exhibit, I reduced it a little early to ensure that enough new growth time to fill the silhouette in warm weather or cold.