TH: Re: Hollies

 Post-To: Tree-House@Majordomo.Flora.Com (Community Forestry) ----------
Hi Bob,

Just like in animals only the female makes the little ones.  You could
either have female plants with no male pollinaters or you could have male
plants.  I do not know enough about flower structures to be able to tell
the two apart. 

Hollies are purely dioecious; a Hollie plant is either a male or female. 
Other plants are monoecious, flowers of both sexes appear on the same plant
OR flowers are bi-sexual. Some plants are a little of both, or vary.  Some
Red Maples (usually dioecious) can switch sex under stress, some have both
sexes on the same plant.  Neat stuff.  Hope this helps!

{:-)} http://w3.one.net/~markws - The Backyard Forest

markws@one.net (Mark W Stephens) - Cincinnati, OH  Zone 5

From: BOBMOUL@aol.com
To: Tree-House@majordomo.flora.com
Date: Monday, April 21, 1997 8:33 PM
Subject: TH: Hollies

> Post-To: Tree-House@Majordomo.Flora.Com (Community Forestry) ----------
> -------
>Please help me understand the holly pollination. Which sex gets the
>or do they both get them? I have a nice holly aside my house but even
>it is loaded with blossoms every year I never get any berries. I'm not
>where the nearest holly in the neighborhood would be if any. What do I
>to do to get berries? Or if it is the wrong sex will it never get
>Thanks for any enlightenment.