Female Golden Nepal Holly. This Asian species has a number of cultivars with 'Ogon' being the best known. It is native to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Females of this species produce large red berries. On one of our visits to Japan, our host, on our first stop, took us to see a female plant of this golden leaf selection, which we did not know even existed. Another friend of ours had propagated a number of plants from this selection and gave each of us one. There must be many different species of hollies that will pollinate this selection, because our plants set fruit without a male of this species to pollinate it. This is one of the more cold hardy species of hollies. For the best "golden" color, one should site their plant in full sun to at least a half day of sun. It has the advantage among hollies not to have spiny leaves, so if one wishes to site their plant along a pathway, there won't be any complaints. The first picture is complements of Michael Chelednik taken at the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. This is the first time that we have offered this selection.