Holly Bushes

Holly Turned Totally Black

Anonymous added on June 8, 2016 | Answered

My holly bushes have turned totally black. The leaves are black and the branches also. There is a white fungus on the back side of some leaves. Is the plant savable, no green left. Thanks for your help.

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Answered on June 10, 2016

It is possible that it is scale or mealybugs, which produce honeydew that attracts sooty mold fungus (the black you see). I like to treat both with neem oil. It is very effective and safe. It will also help treat the sooty mold problem too. These articles will help:

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