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Zone Kingsbury nr, Tamworth staffs England | Kath Mason added on October 19, 2020 | Answered

My late brother bought me a holly bush ,after 11/12 years it has red berries on for the first time ,having white/cream ones in all previous years ,could you tell me why. Please

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Answered on October 20, 2020

This won't be very common but can happen with a grafted Ilex. What does, sometimes, happen is a shoot from a grafted rootstock will take over. When this happens, the scion (or top) may fail, but the rootstock can continue on.



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