Ebony Magic Holly - Knowledgebase Question

Laurel, MD
Question by msmon
October 3, 2006
I have tried all the nurseies in my area over the past 2 years and no one has the ebony male. Does it really exist? I read your popular Q & A and reading the responses makes me wonder if the male pollinator even exists since so many people can't find it and your office doesn't give a good source to find it. Can your office sell it to me and if not, can your office locate where I can buy one? I bought the ebony magic especially for the berries and leaf color and i do not want to pull it up and replace it since it has been in my yard for over 2 years. HELP!


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Answer from NGA
October 3, 2006

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Sorry for all the confusion! Ebony Magic is a blue English holly and any male blue English holly makes a suitable pollinator. You can plant 'Blue Boy', 'Blue Stallion', or 'China Boy' in your yard and your Ebony Magic will produce berries. Here's a list of local nurseries - I'm sure they have several male blue English hollies from which to choose:
BEHNKE NURSERIES CO.
11300 WASHINGTON BLVD.
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
(301) 937-1100

NEU-VALLEY NURSERIES. INC.
6280 WASHINGTON BLVD.
BALTIMORE, MD 21075
(410) 796-4195

GARY'S GARDENS
651 RITCHIE HWY.
SEVERNA PARK, MD 21146
(410) 544-8787

AMERICAN PLANT FOOD CO.#1
7405 RIVER ROAD
BETHESDA, MD 20817
(301) 469-7690


JOHNSON'S FLOWERS - DC
4200 WISCONSIN AVE. N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20016
(202) 244-6100

HOMESTEAD GARDENS, INC.
743 W. CENTRAL AVE.-RT.214
DAVIDSONVILLE, MD 21035
(410) 798-5000

AMERICAN PLANT FOOD CO.#2
5258 RIVER ROAD
BETHESDA, MD 20816
(301) 656-3311

POTOMAC GARDEN CENTER INC
12024 DARNESTOWN RD
NORTH POTOMAC, MD 20878
(301) 948-8890

BEHNKE NURSERIES-POTOMAC
9545 RIVER ROAD
POTOMAC, MD 20854
(301) 983-9200

ARNOLD FARMS, INC.
1355 RITCHIE HWY.
ARNOLD, MD 21012
(410) 544-7573

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