SelecTree: Tree Detail
Ilex × attenuata 'Fosteri'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
A hybrid between Ilex cassine × Ilex opaca.
Utility friendly tree.
Trainable as a standard. Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Ilex attenuata 'Fosteri'
Ilex cassine × Ilex opaca.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 8 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Persistent, Red Drupe.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales and Leaf Miner.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container, Screen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ilex × attenuata 'Fosteri' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Oct 20, 2017.
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