Holly
Ilex x attenuata 'Longwood Gold'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: x attenuata (at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Longwood Gold

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bear, Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 19, 2008, RonDEZone7a from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

The "Longwood Gold" holly is an attractive yellow-berried holly, suitable for the mid-Altantic and southeastern states (at least), which was first named at Longwood Gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania. It is an Ilex x attenuata variety, originating from the same Ilex opaca (American Holly) and Ilex cassine (Dahoon Holly) cross as the "Fosters", "Savannah", and "East Palatka" hollies.

It is rated as hardy as the "Fosters Holly" (which is rated Zone 6b). I have never seen any winter damage on mine in northern Delaware (Zone 7a). It appears to be similar in shape and growth chatacteristics as the "Fosters" but possibly a little less vigorous and perhaps likely to stay smaller. This is just a guess based on some specimens I've seen at Longwood Gardens - but these are undoub... read more