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EvergreenObovate-lance-shaped, glossy, yellow leaves 3-8cm (1¼-3in) long, variably spine-toothed
Tall ShrubForms a slow-growing pyramid. Produces red berries 6mm (¼in) across
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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 sunFor best colour
ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowI. cassine x I opaca. Not suitable for cold, exposed sites or chalky soilsPests & DiseasesAphids on young shoots. Scale insects, leaf minersPlace of originGarden origin from a natural hybrid
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile. Humus-rich.