Holly Bushes
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Holly shrub disease

Anonymous added on August 22, 2015 | Answered

Holly shrubs have strange growths on trunk and branches. Killing the shrubs. Looks like dried leaves. Could this be some type of fungus? Never saw this in NY.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 23, 2015

It sounds like a lichen, which is a kind of fungus. It is normally harmless, though it grows on stressed plants. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/treatment-tree-lichen.htm

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