Q.holly bush with dead branches
I have two holly bushes within 3 feet from each other. One is doing wonderful and the other one is thin and has a lot of dead branches. The first one is full and beautiful and healthy. What is the difference? Can I prune the dead branches?
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The second one that is not doing well may have a fungus or pests (or both). You can remove the dead branches, but I would treat the plant with a pesticide and a fungicide to treat both possibilities. I personally like neem oil as it is both a pesticide and a fungicide and is organic.