Nellie Stevens – Pollination

Q: You say on your website that Nellie Stevens holly needs a close-at-hand Edward Stevens pollinator for more fruit. How many feet away does Edward have to be from all my Nellies?

A: Since hollies are pollinated by insects, “within flying distance” is the correct answer. Closer together is better but you’ll have plenty of berries if all plants are in a typical landscape.

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