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:
One of many landscaping trees that originated as a naturally occurring hybrid, Foster’s holly represents the vast floral diversity of the forests of the southeastern U.S., a region for which southern Illinois lies near the northern extent.  The SIU arboretum benefits from our placement in this transition, providing a home suitable for, but sometimes challenging to, trees from across the U.S. and around the world.