Can you trim back holly shrubs?

Answer Most types of holly can be trimmed and reshaped with little risk to the shrub--as long as you prune when the plant is dormant and don't remove more than one third of the holly branches. Different h... Read More »

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The Varieties of Holly Shrubs?

Holly shrubs must be chosen with their natural growth habits in mind. A short, slow-growing holly will never become a 6-foot-tall hedge and a holly that grows to 12 feet tall will require extensive... Read More »

How to Prune Holly Shrubs?

Holly, often grown from American, Chinese, or Japanese holly plants, ranges in size from 2 to 40 feet (.6 to 12.1 m), depending on the plant's variety and growth pattern. The broadleaf evergreen em... Read More »

How do I care for holly shrubs?

Compost and MulchSpread a 1/2- to 1-inch layer of well-aged compost or manure on the ground around the holly shrub, extending out to the drip line or outermost ends of the branches in the spring. ... Read More »

How to Prune Burford Holly Shrubs?

Burford holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii') is a highly ornamental evergreen shrub, with fragrant white flowers in the spring and red berries in the fall and winter. Hardy to United States Department ... Read More »