Blue Prince/Princess Holly Bushes
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Princess holly

Zone Maryville, Tennessee 37886 | Tnjohnsons added on March 26, 2017 | Answered

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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Alisma
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Answered on March 27, 2017

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-male-and-female-holly-bush.htm

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