The Q&A Archives: Yellow Berries on Holly

Question: Several years ago my mother dug up a small Holly in the woods in western North Carolina, it was a wild Holly.This Holly has beautiful yellow berries. I have started other seedlings from this tree and the berries on the new bushes are red. My question is what would cause a Holly growing wild in the mountains to have yellow berries, when all the others growing in the area have red berries.

Answer: What fun! It is most likely a naturally occuring variation. There are a number of named native hollies with yellow berries, but they aren't seen very often. Some examples would include the Ilex opaca varieties "Canary" and "Goldie".

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