Holly Bushes

Holly Shrubs

Anonymous added on July 14, 2011 | Answered

I have Holly shrubs that are dying from the center out. I had someone tell me they have bugs and also need to be fertized. What would you recommend me using as an insecticide spray and fertilizer?

    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on July 15, 2011

    This article has information about common problems with holly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/diseases-of-holly-bushes-pests-and-diseases-damaging-holly-bushes.htm

    As for pesticide, I would recommend neem oil. It works on most insect pests and is safe to use. As a bonus, it's also an effective fungicide, which should help with any fungal issues caused as a result of the insects. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

    In regards to fertilizing holly, fertilize once a year (preferably in spring) with a balanced fertilizer. There is a fertilizer called Holly-Tone that is specifically made for holly and is very good.

    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Holly Bushes
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Learn From
    Your Peers on
    Our Blog

    Visit Our Blog

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More