Holly Bushes
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Reshaping a 20-yr-old Weeping Yaupon Holly

Zone winter park, florida, 32789 | Anonymous added on March 7, 2019 | Answered

my weeping yaupon holly as been hedge-trimmed by my yardmen into a rather ugly shape. There is little loose interest left to the tree and it is also too large now for the location. I would like to restore it is natural beauty and keep it smaller. It also has a couple 4-6 in diameter upright stalks in the middle which I don't know how to approach. Also, should I consider a radical prune of all branch ends which would thus remove most all leaves, leaving the tree about 10ft high? Is there any guidance or a site you can recommend which would show a proper way to rather severely trim back the holly to encourage a more natural loose growth and also downsize it? I have searched everywhere to no avail. Thank you for any help you can lend! sally james winter park florida

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 8, 2019

Little pruning is generally necessary to this shrub. Multiple branches leads to its strong structure. If you could include images we could be more specific on pruning.

http://hort.ufl.edu/trees/ILEVOMB.pdf

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