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Holly, Foster's No. 2 Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri'

Fosters No. 2 Holly - Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri'
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An excellent evergreen for use as a hedge, accent tree or screen. Glossy, dark green leaves with white spring flowers and deep red berries.

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Zones 6 - 9 Zones 6 - 9
Hardiness Zones 6 - 9
The Foster's No. 2 Holly can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens, Ornamental Trees
15' - 25' High 15' - 25' High
Mature Height
The Foster's No. 2 Holly grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.
8' - 12' Spread 8' - 12' Spread
Mature Spread
The Foster's No. 2 Holly has a spread of about 8' - 12' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This holly does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Foster's No. 2 Holly grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This holly has pyramidal shape.
Description

An excellent evergreen for use as a hedge, accent tree or screen. Glossy, dark green leaves with white spring flowers and deep red berries in the fall. Foster's Holly #2 is one of the few female hollies that does not require a male pollinator for fruit development.

History/Lore/Use

Botanically Foster's Holly #2 is a parthenocarpic from the Greek parthenos meaning virgin and karpos meaning fruit. It is a female holly that will produce fruit without fertilization from a male pollinator.

Leaves

Evergreen, alternate, simple, glossy green, 1 1/2"-3" long, spiny margins.

Flower Color

White

Fruit Description

Deep red fruits that persist through winter.