The Q&A Archives: Blue Boy Holly

Question: I just purchased a small Blue Boy Holly bush and noticed a green berry on it??? Is that normal or has he been mistakenly named?

Answer: A male holly should not have a berry on it, no. Sometimes the paired hollies are planted with a male and female in the same container to assure a pollen source -- but it is labeled as being a fruiting pair, such as the "Berri-Magic Kids Holly Combination" of Blue Girl and Blue Boy planted together, for example.

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