Do you have to have both male and female? Will the female bloom and berry if you do not? I live in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. Thanks, Sarah.
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Yes, you do have to have both male and female plants to produce berries on the female. The female will produce flowers without a male nearby, though. This is true of Princess varieties as well as most holly varieties. There are also a few parthenocarpic varieties, meaning the female can produce berries without being pollinated by a male.