Pollenizer For Ebony Magic Holly - Knowledgebase Question

Beverly Hills, MI
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Question by carol27
September 4, 2001
What is the pollenizer for Ebony Magic Holly? I have two females planted. I also have Blue Stallions and China Boys in other parts of the yard. How close should the pollenizer be planted to be effective? If not a Blue or China, where can I aquire the correct pollenizer? Also, do I need a pollenizer for the Oregon Grape Holly?

Answer from NGA
September 4, 2001
Ebony Male is the pollinator for Ebony Magic. One male will pollinate both your females. As long as the hollies are within 50'- 100' of one another, insects will easily be able to transfer pollen between them. The Blue Stallions and China Boys won't pollinate your Ebony Magic. Oregon Grape has holly-looking leaves, but is not a true holly. (It's actually Mahonia aquifolium, which is related to barberry.) Oregon Grape will produce flowers and develop fruit all on its own, with no need for a second plant.

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