Holly, Fosters

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Ilex x attenuata-Fosteri


Native to:

Mature Height and Width:
25-35 feet by 8-15 feet

Additional Notes:
A naturally occurring hybrid in the southeastern United States, Foster’s holly was first collected in the forests of Florida.  This species has particularly glossy leaves making a striking feature tree that will never grow too large for this highly cultivated setting.