Bennett’s Holly Bushes

Compact Bennett’s Holly

Anonymous added on April 3, 2011 | Answered

Last spring, I planted two of these holly plants in the beds in front of our house. They were very healthy looking until this week. On both plants the leaves have turned a very light green and can be easily pulled off - they are not dropping off. I live in Massachusetts and we have recently had a lot of rain - three major storms with heavy rainfall over the last month. I have looked at several websites to try and find out what the problem is. Several sites have mentioned that there is a problem with overwatering. Will these plants die and have to be replaced, or should the leaves eventually go back to the dark green leaves that they had before?

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Answered on April 3, 2011

Over watering causes iron chlorosis. This article will help you fix the problem:

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