Hollies – Which Male To Red Robin?

Q: I planted four Red Robin hollies behind our pool. I am trying to determine the right male to go with these female shrubs.

A: Red Robin(tm) is a selection of ‘Mary Nell’ holly that has a distinct red tinge to new foliage. Usually it will get enough pollen from other hollies in the neighborhood to give good berry production. However, if you really want to go all-out, Festive(tm) holly has flowers that produce pollen that is most compatible with Red Robin. A similar holly, Little Red ™ produces no pollen.

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