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Q.Replacement Hollies

Zone Aledo TX 76008 | Anonymous added on May 13, 2024 | Answered

Fungus killed my Nellie stevens. Can I replace with Burfords Hollie’s?

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Answered on May 14, 2024

You may want to choose a plant of a different species. Whatever killed your first holly could still be in the soil and could attack the new holly. Often, the pathogen is species specific.

You also can sterilize the soil, but it takes six to eight weeks. Adding lots of compost to the soil also can help alleviate contaminates. Be sure to pick up and destroy any dropped leaves.




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