Zones 6 - 9
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.
Type of tree:
The Foster's No. 2 Holly falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Ornamental Trees
15' - 25' High
The Foster's No. 2 Holly grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.
8' - 12' Spread
The Foster's No. 2 Holly has a spread of about 8' - 12' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This holly does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Foster's No. 2 Holly grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, clay soils.
This holly has pyramidal shape.
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.
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.
Evergreen, alternate, simple, glossy green, 1 1/2"-3" long, spiny margins.
Deep red fruits that persist through winter.