Holly Bushes
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holly bushes that were damaged by a harsh winter

Zone Michigan | boleretired added on May 10, 2015 | Answered

Can I save holly bushes that were damaged by a harsh winter? They are dead on their top half and green low to ground.

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shelley
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Answered on May 11, 2015

Your holly bush is salvageable with some pruning and the continued provision of good care. I recommend pruning your holly bush to reinvigorate and restore it to health. Guidelines on how to prune winter damaged trees/shrubs can be found here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/winter-damaged-trees-shrubs.htm

For a refresher on the care of holly bushes, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/growing-holly-bushes.htm

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