Foster Holly is a large, dense pyramidal evergreenshrub with tiny spined dark green leaves. Foster is a female cultivar that doesn't need a male to produce fruits. Its small white late spring flowers give way to bright red berries that persist well into winter. Best planted in moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.
20' - 30'
10’ - 20'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
Spring, Fall, Year-Round
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water regularly. Well-drained soils essential. Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew. Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings,Borders, Woodland Gardens,Privacy Screen, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Azalea,Hydrangea,Peony
IMAGE: By John Paul Endicott ; Ilex attenuata Fosteri 2
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.