How much can I cut off a holly bush?
Cutting Holly Bush
Do you just want it shorter or what is the objective? I inherited a holly with this house and it was a big bush. It looked kind of wild and lopsided so I trimmed off all lower branches and turned it into a standard (small tree). I think I did this early Spring or late Fall. It didn't bother it a bit. Did the same thing for a girlfriend last Fall and her's is doing well, too.