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Holly Berry

Holly Berry is a strong, holly-bracted, rounded, red novelty poinsettia. Its low vigor and superior branching make it ideal for small pots and dish gardens. Plus, Holly Berry is suitable for high-density production in smaller pots.

Plant Vigor: Low
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Mid Season
  • Foliage:medium green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 23-27
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8-8.5
  • Vigor:low
  • Habit:normal
  • Average Bract Size:medium, very holly-shaped
  • Post Harvest:very good
  • Energy Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Cool Finish (24 hrs avg.):63°F / 17°C
  • Indicates minimum temperature starting two weeks after the beginning of short days. Please note that a crop grown cooler requires more time to finish (4 to 7 days), and will have smaller bracts and darker color (for example, white may turn cream-yellow). Toward the end of the crop (two weeks prior to shipping), slowly lower the temperature for green-leafed varieties to 65°F (18°C) day/night and dark green-leafed varieties to 63°F (17°C) day/night.

  • Space Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Recommended spacing for 6":13"x13"
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Holly Berry has beautiful oak bracts on a compact plant, ideal for small pots and dish gardens.”



  • Roots rapidly; plant from liner at 22-24 days.
  • Apply rooting hormone to the base of cutting.
  • Uses feed aggressively; start feed program around day 7.
  • Low vigor level; may not require any PGR application in propagation.
  • Important to plant from liners into finished container as soon as they are well rooted  .
  • Failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing and hardening.

early finished growth

  • Very strong-branched variety must be pinched early: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct stick.
  • Very low vigor; little PGR is required for growth control.
  • Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 500 ppm; optional to even out the branches.

growing on

  • Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits consistent slow growth throughout the crop until color begins.
  • Northern Climate: PGR should be limited to only Cycocel spray at 500 ppm to even out branches.
  • Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 750; B-Nine/Cycocel tank mixes should not be used on Holly Berry.
  • Use caution; low vigor and very responsive to PGR, especially Bonzi.

late growing stages

  • Very strong root system; requires continuous feed until finish; watch media EC and reduce feed levels to avoid rapid increase in media EC, this indicates the plants' need for nutrition is waning.
  • High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium
  • A Bonzi spray application of 5 ppm can be applied at the very end of the crop, at first pollen shed, to increase the shelf life and retain the cyathia.

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