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Nellie R. Stevens Holly Bushes

Q.Ilex Nellie Stevens. To maximise growth, should I take off as many of the fruit bunches as possible?

Zone GU31 4FY | Anonymous added on March 25, 2020 | Answered

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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Answered on March 26, 2020

It's a fast growing tree whether or not it has berries, up to 3 feet a year.


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