POINSETTIA

Holly Berry

Holly Berry is a strong, oak-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
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  8-8.5
Characteristics
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 oak-shaped
Post Harvest:very good
Finishing Recommendations
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"
Containers
2.5" Mini
4 - 5"
6"
8"
10"
Tree/Pyramid
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GARY’S
NOTES
“Holly Berry has beautiful oak bracts on a compact plant, ideal for dish gardens.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

• 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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Poinsettia Holly Berry
'NPCW20049'
(Flowering Only License)