Holly Bushes

Holly Tree

Anonymous added on December 24, 2014 | Answered

Every year my two Japanese holly trees get berries but they never get red. Can you tell me why this is so? Thank you.

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Answered on December 26, 2014

There is a pest called a holly berry midge. It gets into the berries of hollies and they will not turn color when they are infested with them. I suspect that this may be your problem. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/holly-berry-midge-pests.htm

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