Fosters No. 2 Holly
Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri'
- Glossy, dark green leaves
- White spring flowers, deep red berries
- Common uses include: hedges, screens, or in windbreaks
- 15' to 25' high, 8' to 12' wide
- Zones 6 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
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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
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 tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
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.
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.
Foster's No. 2 Holly is a shorter evergreen tree that grows well in warmer climates. Because of its short stature, the tree makes an excellent hedge, accent tree or screen. Its glossy, dark green leaves are set off beautifully by white spring flowers transitioning to deep red berries in the fall.
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