ferox argentea

dunkie37dunkie37 Posts: 3

I bought a holly shrub a Ferox Argentea.  It has dark green leaves with a cream border.  It  is unusual in that it has spikes on top of the leaves.  I think it is a male plant but I  am not  sure. There are no flowers on it or any buds.  Is there a female holly I could I could buy to get berries?  Or maybe  the Ferox is female and needs a male.  Any ideas, please?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    Golden King is a female. Silver queen is male. (I know!!!)image

    Ilex ferox argentea (hedgehog holly) doesn't flower for me either.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • dunkie37dunkie37 Posts: 3

    Thank you both. I will just have to patient and see

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,611

    Ferox argentea is a male holly so it won't have berries, however its flowers will pollinate a female variety of hollyimage

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    I think its very shy though. I have never seen flowers on mine, male or female.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,611

    Lots of varieties here so you can choose a berrying female http://www.welsh-holly.co.uk/hollies.htm 

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • dunkie37dunkie37 Posts: 3

    Thanks everyone.  The male plant is quite colourful anyway.  I will try the website from Dovefromabove just to see.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    I think its a good plant even without berries.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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