The Foster Holly is another Landscapers' favorite. Prized for its dense, softer, and slightly smaller foliage, putting on 1-2 feet a year, it grows up to a stately 20 feet while maintaining a compact form. This makes the Foster Holly great for Hedges, groupings, or as an accent planting near an entry or corner of a landscape. One of the few Holly varieties that does not need a male companion plant to produce fruit, it produces colorful red berries that last through winter make it an excellent year-round tree. This plant is extremely hardy but does need good soil and drainage as well as regular watering to thrive.
Does well in a variety of different soil types, but must have good drainage and even better if the soil is slightly acidic. Unlike some other more drought-resistant holly varieties, it needs regular watering to thrive.