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Questions About Golden King Holly

Asked by
archer on
October 2, 2013

Q. planted golden king holly what male is compatible for polination

Planted Golden King holly and cannot source male plant to allow pollination. What male varieties can I match up with to this variety?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
October 4, 2013

This blog post states that Silver Queen should be what you need:
This was an interesting blog, and I agree with the statement that someone had a sense of humor when naming these! Actually, any I. altaclerensis male should do the job, but the idea of having two variegated hollies sounds wonderful.

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Asked by
Melmallabar on
March 20, 2015

Q. ornamental golden king hollies

I have 2 ornamental golden king hollies in large tubs and the leaves are starting to curl and are not opening up. Can you advise please?

Answered by
shelley on
March 21, 2015
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Is there any other problems occurring with the foliage, such as yellowing or browning, leaf drop, powdery mildew, for example?

Are these plants kept indoors or outdoors? If outdoors, did they get cold or frozen - winter damage?

How often do you water your golden king hollies? Is it possible you are over-watering or under-watering them? The best way you can tell is by touch - if the soil is damp - you have overwatered. If it's dry to the touch - they need water.

Sometimes insects can cause leaf curl. I would inspect your hollies thoroughly for any kind of pest infestation such as scale, mites or caterpillars (holly bud moth). The following article will give you more details on pests:

Let's start with that...

For more information on the care of holly bushes, please visit the following link:

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