Q. Will a potted holly grow on a west facing deck?
Don't plant the hollies where they will be exposed to the western wind. Broadleaved evergreens tend to burn under those conditions. More wind tolerant choices would be crabapple, Japanese black pine, Junipers, red cedar (Juiperus virginiana), privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Shadbush (Amelanchier) or yews.