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The holly is a medium-sized evergreen shrub; it is of European and Mediterranean origin, so it finds a place without problems in our gardens, it does not fear the winter cold, nor the summer heat. It is placed in a well-lit place, even directly exposed to sunlight, and can be grown without problems even in pots, provided that a large container is chosen. In autumn, sprinkle mature organic fertilizer at the foot of the plant, burying it slightly with a hoe. To obtain the showy berries it is essential to first of all purchase a female plant, since the male plants do not produce fruits; moreover it is very important to avoid pruning after flowering, which would remove the flowers and the consequent berries.