Q.Ilex Nellie Stevens. To maximise growth, should I take off as many of the fruit bunches as possible?
We bought 10 of these a couple of years ago. They are settled in well and are a mass of berries this year. Will the energy be going into the berries rather than the branched/leaves? We would like the tree to grow rapidly for the first few years.
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It's a fast growing tree whether or not it has berries, up to 3 feet a year.