When you know how to grow holly and provide the best conditions for them, then the care of holly bushes is not only easy but minimal. Good holly care can help produce lush, healthy growth and avoid any problems with holly pests and disease later. So keep reading for tips on how to grow holly successfully and provide the best possible care of holly bushes in your landscape.
Hollies are tough evergreens that can survive punishing cold as far north as USDA plant hardiness zone 5, but that doesn?t mean they are impervious to damage from winter sunlight, freezing temperatures and drying winds. Learn about caring for holly in winter here.
Holly is a great evergreen shrub that adds winter green and beautiful red berries to the garden. But did you know that there is a low growing holly? You can grow prostrate holly to fill in spaces where a normal-sized shrub would be too big. Learn more here.
English holly plants are the quintessential hollies, short broadleaf evergreen trees with dense, dark-green glossy leaves. Females produce bright berries. If you are interested in growing English hollies or just want a few more English holly facts, click here.
Hollies are wonderful and attractive plants to have around, especially for the bright color they provide in the drab winter months, so it can be upsetting to look a little closer than usual and find little white spots all over the leaves. Find out more in this article.
You don?t have to travel abroad to admire Chinese holly plants. These broadleaf evergreens thrive in gardens in the American Southeast, producing the classic shiny leaves and berries beloved by wild birds. If you want to know how to grow Chinese holly, click here.
Holly plants of all types are often the first go-to plant for winter gardens. Because of this, plant breeders are continually creating newer varieties. One such new variety of holly is the Robin Red holly. Click this article for more Robin Red holly info.
Oak Leaf holly (Ilex x a??Conafa??) is a hybrid in the Red Holly series. It has outstanding potential as a standalone specimen or massed with others of its kind in a glorious hedge. For help on growing Oak Leaf hollies and tips on their care, click here.
Holly?s deep, evergreen foliage and bright red berries are sometimes the only sign of life in the winter landscape. You may wonder does holly bloom or what other interest does it have in the garden? Click here to learn more about holly fruiting and flowering times.
What is a possumhaw holly? This deciduous holly is native to North America. Click this article for more possumhaw holly information. We?ll give you some tips about how to grow possumhaw hollies and possumhaw holly care.
Finding companion plants for growing holly bushes can be a challenge. With preferences of slightly acidic, moist soils in partly shaded locations, planting under holly bushes that are more established can also be a challenge. Learn more in this article.
If you like holly trees, you might like blue holly. What is blue holly? Blue holly, also known as Meserve holly, is a hardy hybrid holly with shiny, blue-green evergreen leaves. For more Meserve holly information and tips on growing Meserve blue hollies, click here.
It?s springtime, and your otherwise healthy holly shrub develops yellowing leaves. The leaves soon begin dropping off. Is there a problem, or is your plant okay? Find out why this happens and what can be done about it in this article.
Nellie Stevens is a happy accident between a Chinese holly and an English holly. It has an interesting back story and an even more interesting growth form. Learn more about this plant in the article that follow and decide if you would like one in your garden.
Winterberry holly is a slow-growing bush, native to North America. It gets its name from the Christmas-red berries on the bare stems much of the winter. For winterberry holly information, including notes on how to grow winterberry holly, click here.
If you are looking to plant an easy-care hedge in a mild region, Japanese holly can work well. These pretty evergreen shrubs have small green leaves, shiny and spineless, and require very little maintenance. Learn more in this article.
The discovery of winter damage on your shrubs can be frustrating. If your holly bush has developed widespread leaf drying or browning, it?s probably suffering from leaf scorch. This article will help prevent future outbreaks.
Fertilizing hollies regularly leads to plants with good color and even growth, and it helps the shrubs resist insects and disease. This article explains when and how to fertilize holly bushes in the landscape.
The holly family includes a diverse group of shrubs and trees. With so much variation, you?re sure to find one to fill your landscape need. Take a look at some of the different types of hollies in this article.
Inkberry holly shrubs fill a number of landscaping uses, from shorter hedges to tall specimen plantings. Growing inkberry holly is a simple project, as these plants are almost carefree. Learn more here.
Holly shrubs take on a new character when their foliage becomes a backdrop for large clusters of berries. But when berries fail to ripen, the culprit is a small insect called a holly berry midge. Click here for more.
Growing holly bushes in your yard can add year-round interest. Because they are such popular plants, many people have questions about the care of holly bushes. Read this article to learn more about growing holly.
Many frustrated holly owners have asked a??why doesn't my holly bush have berries?a?? When you have a holly with no berries, you may feel you are missing out. Read here to find out how to get berries on holly.
Moving holly bushes incorrectly can result in the holly losing its leaves or even dying. Read this article to learn more about how to transplant holly bushes and when is the best time to transplant a holly.
Yellow leaves on holly trees is a fairly common problem for gardeners. On a holly, yellow leaves typically indicates an iron deficiency. A holly turning yellow can be fixed with a few simple changes. This article will help.
Holly cuttings are considered hardwood cuttings. These differ from softwood cuttings. When you are propagating holly bushes, the holly cuttings are taken from that year's new growth. Learn more in this article.
While their year-round beauty is often seen as an asset among other landscape plantings, some types of holly bushes can become unwieldy if left unpruned. Find out how to trim a holly bush in this article.
Some shrubs - like holly - require separate male and female plants in order for pollination to occur for berry production. But how does one go about identifying male and female holly bushes? Click here to find out.
Most holly plants are normally very resilient. But all are susceptible to holly leaf spot, also known as holly tar spot. Get tips on how to recognize and control holly leaf and tar spot in the article that follows.