Holly Bushes

Holly Shrubs

Anonymous added on September 2, 2011 | Answered

My husband pruned our beautiful holly shrubs. He cut all the limbs with leaves off and all he has left is just the sticks. It is September in Texas and still hot. Everything I read said to prune holly in the winter. Do you think he killed them?

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Answered on September 3, 2011

I don't think he's killed them. However, I would not expect them to produce any berries this year. While you can prune now, it limits berry production. This is why most pruning does not take place until winter, after the berries have already produced.

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