Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'
  • Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

£12.95

(Golden Foster Holly ) 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.

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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!


  • 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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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Evergreen, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow, Screening/Hedge

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