Holly Bushes
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Hollies Are Turning Black

Anonymous added on August 1, 2011 | Answered

Our hollies' leaves are turning black and whole branches have died off. The last one has now began this process. There is not a spot on the holly that is not affected.

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Nikki
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Answered on August 2, 2011

It sounds like it is either tar spot or sooty mold. Sooty mold is normally a result of a pest infestation. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/holly-problems-holly-leaf-spot-or-holly-tar-spot.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

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