Care of Holly

Suggested care of cut holly… suggest to the recipient that they:

  1. Moisten holly on arrival. Perhaps submerge it in water for a few minutes. Shake gently. Pick off damaged or blackened berries and damaged leaves.
  2. For display, holly will last longer if treated as cut flowers: cut off tips of stems under water and keep in cool fresh water. It should keep for several weeks. If not to be displayed immediately, store in an open plastic bag at cool temperatures above freezing point.
  3. Keep away from frost and excessive heat. Avoid placing near fruit or where it may be affected by fumes from gas and oil stoves.

Note: Holly Berries are NOT edible. Although not dangerously poisonous it is suggested that you do not eat them.