All this talk about Holly reminds me, I have a large Ilex verticilata in the back garden, it flowers every year, but only berried the first year I had it.…
Grow in sun or shade, but deciduous plants and those with variegated foliage do best in sun or semi-shade. Hollies dislike being transplanted, but respond well to hard pruning and pollarding, which should be carried out in late spring. Watch out for the spines.
You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to early winter.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch out for holly aphid and holly leaf miner.