Holly Bushes
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How can I control overgrowth holly bushes?

Zone Southern Virginia | Ines added on May 29, 2014 | Answered

I have 6 holly bushes planted in a circle in front of my house. They are spreading and I can't kill the overgrowth. I have considered cutting everything down and planting roses. What should I do?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on May 30, 2014

Of course, it's your yard, and if you want to pull out the holly and plant roses instead, that's a perfectly reasonable choice. However, you should be able to discipline the holly into the appearance you want from them by pruning. This article should give you some ideas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/trimming-holly-bushes-how-to-prune-holly-bushes.htm

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