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I've grown a few holly bushes from very small plants. They seem happy and healthy but have grown slowly during the past few years - the biggest one is still only about 30cm tall. 

How big should I let them get before planting them into the ground?


  • Holly always grows quite slowly, as pansy face suggests its ok to plant out now. They are tough just make sure they get watered.

  • Okay, I'll plant them out. When do hollies start to grow berries?!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,827

    Some don't - it depends on the variety -  but it also depends on whether there are others around for pollination. 

    As the others have said, once you get them established in the ground, they'll grow on well and make big trees eventually. You can clip or trim them as you wish though. They're tough as old boots    image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Holly has been my favourite plant since one of them started growing in my mum's garden when I was a child. I persuaded her to let it grow and now it's 10ft tall and produces berries image

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