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Q.Holly Tree Disease

Anonymous added on May 28, 2012 | Answered

We have two in the backyard and they are not doing very well.  Basically, both trees have dead leaves.  Many of them started growing green, but very soon the tip of the leaf begins to dry out and it turns brown until the entire leaf is dry, brown and dead. The branches are green, but on the tips they are turning black and eventually they dry out too. We have had these trees for many years, but this is the first time it has happend. We don’t know what to do and we don’t want to pull them out if we can avoid it.

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Answered on May 29, 2012

There are a few things that can cause this, with holly scorch being the most common. This usually happens when the weather changes too quickly. The plant will normally recover from this on its own. Are you seeing any other symptoms? That will help us pinpoint it better.

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