ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

Commonly known as Topal holly

Small leaves, bronze at first. Turning yellow in summer. Red berries in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Obovate-lance-shaped, glossy, yellow leaves 3-8cm (1¼-3in) long, variably spine-toothed
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Forms a slow-growing pyramid. Produces red berries 6mm (¼in) across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    For best colour

ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    I. cassine x I opaca. Not suitable for cold, exposed sites or chalky soils
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids on young shoots. Scale insects, leaf miners
    Place of origin
    Garden origin from a natural hybrid
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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