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

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

An excellent evergreen for use as a hedge, accent tree or screen. Glossy, dark green leaves with white spring flowers and deep red berries.

Zones 6 - 9
Zones 6 - 9

Hardiness Zones: 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. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Foster's No. 2 Holly falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Foster's No. 2 Holly can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.