The Q&A Archives: Holly Pollenation / Cross Cultivars

Question: I have a 'Blue Girl' Holly. Do I need 'Blue Boy' to pollenate her or would another cultivar, such as 'Blue Prince' work?

Answer: Any of the 'Blue' male hollies will pollinate the 'Blue' female hollies but it is usually recommended, because of their simultaneous bloom periods, that you plant a Blue Boy with a Blue Girl and and Blue Princess with a Blue Prince. I've had good success with a Blue Prince pollinating both a Blue Princess and a Blue Girl in my landscape. If you prefer the Blue Prince, go ahead and plant it with your Blue Girl.

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