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Ilex Verticillata bloom question.

5 months ago

I noticed this last year but thought it might be because the plants were newer seedlings from the spring before.

The Male blooms appear to start earlier than the Female plants.

I'm supposed to have the right male/female plant combination with 'Southern Gentleman' and 'Winter Red'.

Below are pictures of the M/F plants taken today. They appear to be at least a week apart as far as flowers are concerned.

Female (Winter Red):

Male (Southern Gentleman):

Is this going to be a problem where pollination is concerned? Or does this happen naturally?

I didn't get any berries last season but expected that bc documentation told me not to expect any the first year.



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