How do I prune a holly tree?

Answer Identify NeedsIdentify the branches of the holly tree that require pruning. Prune broken, dead or diseased branches to prevent fungus and decay. In cases of badly lopsided holly branch growth, prun... Read More »

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How do I prune a yaupon holly tree?

What Is its Purpose?If you plan to use the dwarf yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) as a hedge--a common use--prune it into the desired shape and size. Or you can trim it into a specimen tree to show o... Read More »

How do I prune an overgrown holly tree?

Tree Top PruningShear or pinch the very top of the tree to a 1/4-inch stub and make the cut just above the active bud. Remove any dead or diseased branches by trimming them back to the healthy grow... Read More »

How do I prune a holly shrub?

Prune out dead, dying or diseased branches year-round using pruning shears. Wear gardening gloves. Remove infected branches from the area and discard to avoid spreading bacteria or fungus to the re... 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 »