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.Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 6 - 9The Foster's No. 2 Holly can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens, Ornamental Trees
Mature HeightThe Foster's No. 2 Holly grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Foster's No. 2 Holly has a spread of about 8' - 12' at full maturity.
SunThis holly does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe Foster's No. 2 Holly grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, clay soils.
ShapeThis 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.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.