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Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'
Golden Foster Holly

Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'
Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'
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Description

A fantastic holly for winter colour, Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster' has young leaves which emerge as a handsome clear golden yellow in colour, while the more mature foliage is a darker gold or green. Small white flowers appear on the branches in early summer, followed by shiny, red fruit in winter. The leaf colour is most striking if planted in a very sunny spot!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (approx 3 to 4 years old, 30 - 50 cm tall)


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster' does not particularly enjoy chalky soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster' grows to be a large, branching shrub with a pyramidal, upright form.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: The leaf colour is most striking if planted in a very sunny spot. This holly which was first discovered as a variegated leaf mutation on a plant of Ilex x attenuata 'Foster No. 2' at the U.S. National Arboretum in North America.

 


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