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Q.Is This A Male Or Female Holly?

Zone Bromley Kent | polly.allen added on May 2, 2021 | Answered

Please can you advise of this is male or female? The pictures on the internet are all blurry and confusing it is a Green Alaska Many thanks P

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Answered on May 3, 2021

That is a male. Those 4 dusty looking things are known as "anthers" and bear the pollen required for the female plant.

A female flower will have a single, central stigma.

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Answered on May 4, 2021

I had a horrible feeling that was the case. Presumeably that means no red berries like they advertised.I didnt even realise there were two sexes of holly! I do now! Thankyou

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