Can someone help identify this tree for me?

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Douglas Hunt Barb Rosen Shelley @ Sow and Dipity I was at walking along the river canal in Bricktown ~ Oklahoma City this past weekend and saw several of these trees. I really love the shape of the tree and would like to plant a few but I do not have a clue is to what the name of the tree is.
can someone help identify this tree for me, gardening, Tree along the river canal in Bricktown Oklahoma City OK
Tree along the river canal in Bricktown, Oklahoma City, OK
can someone help identify this tree for me, gardening, Close up view of the leaves
Close up view of the leaves.
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  • Carole Andersen Carole Andersen on Jul 30, 2013
    I think my iphone ap went a little nuts when I tried to post my answer before and posted like six times, not good. Ha Looks like Yaupon Holly to me.

  • Tina @ Repurposed Life Tina @ Repurposed Life on Jul 30, 2013
    @Carole Andersen Awesome! I am assuming that you would train it much like a crepe myrtle to get the tree look.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 31, 2013
    That is exactly what you would do, Tina. Yaupons are a great plant for attracting birds. I have several in my backyard.

  • Carole Andersen Carole Andersen on Jul 31, 2013
    Ah ha...Douglas beat me back to Hometalk :) So can I just say ditto to Douglas? Hee hee

  • Looks like a Savannah Holly to me and the berries turn orange in fall and red in winter and the birds make a fabulous mess with them in the spring! Birds do like to best in them and they respond well to pruning.

  • Barbara Sullivan Barbara Sullivan on Aug 01, 2013
    @Mr Hunt can you give me some info.on these(yaupon tree?) Can they go go in Va.?

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Aug 02, 2013
    @Barbara Sullivan yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) is native to the southeastern US. It's usually listed as being hardy to zone 8, and I suspect you may be 7 in Roanoke. You need male and female plants to get berries, which in my case usually last until the robins come through.

  • Barbara Sullivan Barbara Sullivan on Aug 02, 2013
    @DouglasThey like in holly family what I'm understanding,I'm new here but have learn a lot reading all post Finelly found place where people no what talking about,lol I hope thank's a lot for answering me I appreciate your help.Cookie

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Aug 03, 2013
    Hometalk is a good place to hang out, Barbara. We hope you'll stick around.