A mate for a Gold Coast Holly - Knowledgebase Question

Boise, ID
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Question by GandCMead
August 16, 2006
If I order a Gold Coast Holly, which I understand is a male plant, what would be a female plant that would be compatible in size and growing conditions? I would like to have a total of three plants. Would I be better off with 1 male and 2 female, or 2 male and 1 female to have the maximum berry production? Thank you for your assistance. Carolyn Mead

Answer from NGA
August 16, 2006
The female counterpart to your Gold Coast Holly is Ilex aquifolium `Argenteo Marginata`. For the most berries, plant two females and one male.

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