pruning American hollies
My American hollies are on located in a bed along the north side of our home. They are a good 10+ years old, are leggy with lots of space between limbs. They do berry beautifully and appear to be healthy. They have never been pruned. Is there hope by hard pruning to rejuvenate them to a compact appearance or will they only rejuvenate where the original limbs exist?
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If you are looking to give your holly bushes some major rejuvenation, they can be cut to the ground during winter dormancy - the links below discuss this in more detail. Rejuvenation pruning allows you to transform a once-leggy shrub into a more compact, bushier shrub.