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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    December 17, 2010
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    Most potted shrubs will survive outdoors during winter, especially holly bushes; however, you can move them to a protected area, if desired, until the return of warm weather. The following article should be of some help to you:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/potted-shrubs-growing-shrubs-in-containers.htm

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    Heather on
    December 26, 2010
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    There is no standard rooting hormone for holly. The real point of rooting hormone is actually more to be a fungicide. This will prevent rot from setting in. Any rooting hormone your local nursery carries will be fine for rooting holly cuttings.

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    Heather on
    December 26, 2010
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    Heather on
    December 26, 2010
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    If it has been kept indoors, it will not be able to survive the cold outside because it has not been allowed to go dormant. You will need to bring it into somewhere warmer and keep it there for the winter and treat it like a houseplant.

    If it has been kept outside, it has gone dormant and should be fine in the car for a few days, though I would wrap a blanket around the base to keep the roots a stable temperature and you need to remove it ASAP if the temp in the car will rise above 40F. It will be ok for a few days without water.

    Once the storm is passed, place it in a sheltered location, like against the foundation of a building or in a shed or garage. If it will be in a location where it will not get water, water it once every two weeks. It will not need much water in the winter while it is dormant.

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    Heather on
    January 15, 2011
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    You will need to place it back into a place where it is cold but sheltered, like a garage or an unheated patio.

    While this article is about live Christmas trees, the advice in it applies to your holly bush as well:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/christmas-trees/plant-your-christmas-tree.htm

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  • Answered by
    Collin White on
    April 16, 2020
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    Last Christmas, I bought a holly bush and has the same situation as yours. So, I took advice from my friend and put it in my sheltered lawn.

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    alexandra0 on
    October 28, 2019
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    I purchased a holly bramble at Christmas time and need to plant it outside in spring. I have it in the house, watering yet the leaves look dry and are starting to tumble off. How would I keep it at https://supercelebjacket.com/ until the time has come to plant?

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    Heather on
    January 22, 2011
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    There is a pretty good chance that the plant will survive, as long as it only happens once. If it happens repeatedly, the bush will have a harder time recovering and regrowing the leaves, but 1x should not cause a healthy plant to die.

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