The Q&A Archives: Winter Red Holly Pollinator

Question: I currently have two Winter Red Hollies in my front yard just in front of the left side of my house. The male pollinator is currently also in the front yard just in front of the right side of my house. I would like to move the pollinator to the side yard - only a few feet away from where it currently is but just around the corner of the house. Would that be a problem or would it still pollinate just around the corner?

Answer: Since pollen is transferred by insects, moving your male holly should not reduce production in your female hollies. The insects will find it, as long as it is within a reasonable distance. Sometimes insects carry pollen clear across a neighborhood, so moving your holly a few feet really won't make any difference. Best wishes with your landscape!

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