A naturally occurring hybrid species of American Holly and Dahoon, it was found growing in the wild in Florida in 1924. This is a broadleaf evergreen tree of small to medium stature that prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil and dislikes extreme hot and cold temperatures. Its small white flowers bloom in late spring and are replaced in the fall by small red berry-like drupes, which stay on the branch for the winter.
|Latin Name||Ilex attenuate ‘Fosteri’|
|Color of Leaf||Dark green, evergreen|
|Shape of Leaf||1-4″, alternate and simple, with sharp teeth|
|Color of Flower||Small and white, fragrant|
|Shape of Flower||Inconspicuous|
|Fruit Characteristics||Red berries on females|
|Bark Characteristics||Smooth, grey, and thin|