Hollies – No Berries

Q: All the hollies I see have no berries this year. What event occurred to cause this phenomenon?

A: I went out back and spoke to my holly friends Nellie, Savannah, Foster, and Burford. They all reported copious berries this winter. Then I posted your question on my Georgia Gardener Facebook page and got widely varying observations. Folks in Woodstock, Commerce and Marietta had no berries. Gardeners in Jonesboro, Columbus and Chattanooga had plenty. My guess is that something interfered with pollination on your hollies. Maybe there was too much rain during flowering or there was no pollinator nearby. Enjoy the foliage and wait for next year!

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