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is it right you need both sexes to have winter berries,and lots of room to grow them.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,573

    You need to have both sexes. Only the females will have berries, but they need a male for pollination. They will grow in a large pot.

     Silver Queen is a male and will not have berries.

     Golden King is female and will have berries.

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    This one is supposed to be self fertile Ilex aquifolium 'J.C.van Tol'                               

  • These are both Self fertile holly trees

    http://search.thompson-morgan.com/search?w=holly+tree

    Hampshire Gardener
  • my holly is full of berries too! just waiting for the redwings and fieldfares to come, the berries as do the woodys. I agree that we should grow more berry bushes rather than putting out fat balls but having said that I like to watch the antics of the birds on these .
  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

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     i have a few old cds hanging in the branches . and plenty of feed out fot the birdsimage

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