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Ilex x attenuata ‘Sunny Foster’

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Features

  • FruitsMay
  • Height4m
  • Spread3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green, lime green, golden yellow

Description

Ilex x attenuata ‘Sunny Foster’. This plant was spotted as a sport of Ilex x attenuata 'Foster No. 2' in the U.S. National Arboretum in 1964. The yellow colouring is in the upper third of the leaf blade and becomes more pronounced, deepening to golden yellow as the leaf matures. Inconspicuous white flowers are produced in May and shiny red berries appear in winter.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Large shrub

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Used as a specimen shrub and for winter interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant this shrub in full sun for best foliage colour.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to early winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Holly leaf miner and holly aphid may cause problems.

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