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  • Answered by
    roseman on
    March 26, 2011
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    I used to be able to go by constructions sites and pick up lumber they were getting rid of, then build some pretty large planters. I had some cost in what I bought to stain the lumber with for the large planters and the screws and nails but that was not that much really. Check the overall growth expected for your Holly trees and what the base typically ends up being. Then the planter size should be two feet bigger all around.

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    Nikki on
    April 1, 2011
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    I would try pruning them back some. When moving plants, you prune the roots. The plant can't support the plant above the ground. I suspect that the roots are just not able to support the large plants above, so the plants should be pruned.

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    Nikki on
    April 1, 2011
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    It is possible that the nitrogen from the bird droppings is causing this. I would recommend having the soil tested at your local extension service. They will be able to confirm the nitrogen levels. This article will help too:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/understanding-nitrogen-requirements-for-plants.htm

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    Nikki on
    April 2, 2011
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    April 3, 2011
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    Nikki on
    April 3, 2011
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    I would remove the black leaves, unless the black is caused by a sooty film and the leaves themselves are not black. Then I would treat for sooty mold. This article will help if it is sooty mold:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

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    Nikki on
    April 7, 2011
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    There are several pests it could be. Can you send a picture of the damage? We can better identify if we see the damage. This article will help to:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/diseases-of-holly-bushes-pests-and-diseases-damaging-holly-bushes.htm

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