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Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri'

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Description

Hybrid between I. cassine and I. opaca.  This plant is moderately salt tolerant.

Wildlife Value:  Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees.  Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksiThis tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Play Value: Wind Screen & Buffers

Seed: Berry-like drupe

Cultivars:
  • 'East Palatka' spines on end of leaf
  • 'Foster No. 2' darker green, narrow leaves
  • 'Hume No. 2' small leaves
  • 'Savannah' fast grower, good berry production
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#birds#pollinators#wildlife plant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#playground#specialized bees#cpp#children's garden
Cultivars:
  • 'East Palatka' spines on end of leaf
  • 'Foster No. 2' darker green, narrow leaves
  • 'Hume No. 2' small leaves
  • 'Savannah' fast grower, good berry production
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#birds#pollinators#wildlife plant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#playground#specialized bees#cpp#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt