Does China Boy holly get berries?

China Boy® Holly This male variety does not produce berries; it will provide pollen to enable berry set on nearby female hollies. Works well for borders, hedges, and screening. Evergreen.

Does a China Girl Holly need a China boy?

Like most holly bushes this plant is not self-fertile, so you do need a suitable male tree to pollinate these flowers and form berries. We suggest the variety China Boy as the best pollinator.

How tall do Chinese hollies get?

Chinese Holly is a holly from Asia where it is often found in ravines and hills and alongside mountain paths. In the landscape, it can be grown as a hedge up to 15 feet tall or trained to be a small tree up to 25 feet tall. Cultivars usually range from 3 feet to 10 feet in height.

How fast does China holly grow?

Fastest growing, most disease resistant hollies ever bred. HARDINESS: Zones 6 – 9. They grow up to 3 feet per year unpruned.

Can a China Boy holly pollinate a blue princess holly?

This variety is an excellent pollinator for the China Girl Holly and for all the ‘blue’ holly bushes, forms of Ilex x meserveae. It will also pollinate most other holly bushes that open their blooms around the same time, including forms of the Chinese holly, Ilex cornuta.

Are holly bushes self pollinating?

They are self-pollinating, and only a female plant is needed to have berries. So in answer to the original question – yes, most every female holly will require a male holly to produce berries.

Is China Girl Holly evergreen?

CHINA GIRL is an upright, rounded, dense, evergreen shrub which matures over many years to 7-10′ tall by 5-8′ wide.

Is Chinese holly evergreen?

Chinese holly is a round, evergreen shrub with glossy, spiny leaves and large red berries. It grows to about 15 feet tall and wide.

What does a Chinese holly bush look like?

About Chinese Holly Plants They are broadleaf evergreens with the same, glossy green foliage so typical of hollies. Those growing Chinese holly know that the leaves are rather rectangular, about 4 inches (10 cm.) long with large spines. Blossoms are a dull greenish white hue.

How do you care for a Chinese holly?

Chinese holly appreciates moist, well-drained soil when planted in the ground or a pot. Take extra care to maintain a moist, not soggy, environment in containers. Drainage holes and a high-quality potting mix will provide an ideal beginning for this holly.

How do you plant Chinese girl holly?

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

Does China Girl Holly need a pollinator?

China Girl® is a female plant and requires male holly in proximity for pollination and fruit production. Berries are mildly toxic to humans if consumed. Water regularly during the first year to establish a healthy root system.

What is a China Boy Holly?

The China Boy Holly was selected by Kathleen Meserve as a male companion for her hybrid holly bush called China Girl. These plants were created by crossing a cold-resistant Japanese holly called Ilex rugosa with the Chinese holly, Ilex cornuta.

How do you plant China Boy Holly?

The China Boy Holly can be used in the foundation planting around your home, as a clipped or unclipped shrub, or planted out in your beds. Plant it as a windbreak, alone or with female holly trees, or as a hedge, spacing plants 3 to 4 feet apart in a row. It also fits well into open woodland gardens.

How big do China Boy holly bushes get?

About Me The China Boy Holly is a cold-resistant evergreen shrub with dark-green foliage and an excellent symmetrical form, making a bush up to 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It is excellent for hedges and windbreaks, and as a specimen evergreen around your home or out in the garden.

Do China Girl holly trees need a pollenizer?

This pollenizer will serve many China Girl Holly females. It is excellent hedge material and a perfect candidate for formal gardens. Its dense habit takes oval or pyramidal forms. If left unsheared, it makes an ideal screen for planting strips between driveways, where it can take reflected heat and reduce glare.