Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question for January 23rd - February 9th, 2004
These are the fruit of the Foster Holly, Ilex x attenuate 'Foster #2'.
Foster holly is a hybrid between two native American hollies - the American holly, Ilex opaca,
and the dahoon holly, Ilex cassine. Foster holly (sometimes designated Ilex x attenuate 'Fosteri')
has a finer texture than common American holly and it fruits prolifically. It is one of the most popular
landscape hollies and can be grown in USDA hardiness 6 through 9.
You can find Foster holly in the Friendship Garden
and the Holly and Magnolia Collection.