Holly Bushes
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How do I get my holly to produce red berries?

Zone 7 (upstate sc) | robinholly added on July 17, 2015 | Answered

My username must show you how much I love hollies. Well, I have one that is doing good except that it has not produced any red berries since I planted it 3 years ago. It had the berries at the nursery the day I purchased it, so I thought it would have them again. The label reads: Ilex X "Conin" PP9486. Any info you can provide to help me see he beautiful red berries and help feed our many birds would be appreciated!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 18, 2015

To have Holly berries you need a male and female plant.
If the plant you have had berries when you purchased it, it most likely is a female plant.
You will need to plant a male plant!

Here are a couple of great links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/holly-bush-no-berries.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-male-and-female-holly-bush.htm

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