Cotton Easter Holly - Knowledgebase Question

Bloomfield, Io
Question by peterjay
April 15, 2010
Is this bird safe for them to eat. Do you need male & female to get berries.

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2010


The berries of both cotoneaster (pyracantha) and holly (Ilex) are safe for birds to eat. In fact, they love them! Holly plants need both a male and a female in the neighborhood in order to develop berries. Cotoneaster does not.

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