Foster's No. 2 Holly
The Holly, Foster's No. 2, Ilex crenata, resembles boxwood, but its growth habit is lower and more spreading.
The leaves are dark green, glossy, ovate to elliptic, with slightly scalloped edges. Foster's berries are small and black, though sometimes white or yellow. They will appear after the spring blooms and will attract an assortment of birds!
A popular landscape plant, it does well in rich, moist, slightly acidic soil with good drainage, and thick mulch to control weeds. It will not tolerate drought, and while best in full sun, it will do well in medium shade.
This holly has a slow growth rate and should have a regular watering schedule throughout the first growing season to help establish a root system.
Foster Holly is an excellent plant for planting near an entry or off the corner of the house to provide vertical accent. It can be grown as a free-standing specimen, massed together or be sheared to form a hedge.
Foster's No. 2 provides year round ornamental interest because of its nice evergreen foliage and showy, dark red berries!
* Pyramidal shape
* Food for wildlife
* Attractive vertical accent tree
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri'|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|