Top Questions About Nellie R. Stevens Holly Bushes

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Questions About Nellie R. Stevens Holly Bushes

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 16, 2012

Q. Nellie Stephens Holly Tree

We planted eight holly trees a month ago and several of their leaves are turning yellow and dropping. Any suggestions as to why this is happening and what we can do to make them healthy again?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 17, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

It could be suffering from shock. Increase watering. Water deeply every time you water them. Also, try adding some root booster fertilizer to the soil. Many nurseries now sell this mix of fertilizer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 12, 2012

Q. Nellie R Stevens Problem

I have a Nellie R Stevens that has developed what looks like small white cups, almost like small popcorn, on some of the trunk and branches. When I removed one, something that looked like blood (dark red or red brown) came out. Can you identify what it might be and how to get rid of it? I cannot seem to be able to id it.

Asked by
srbruno on
July 13, 2015
Dallas fort worth area

Q. Nellie Stevens holly

On several of our bushes, we have a milky white, almost glue-like, residue mostly on the under leaf or stem.

Asked by
mgg1631 on
January 31, 2019
Zone 7

Q. can Nellie Stevens Holly grow in Clay soils?

I live in zone 7 and am looking for a hedge/screening plan that will grow quickly for privacy near the road. I also thought of adding grasses such as Feather Reed Grass or Switch grass and Russian Sage mingled in among the Hollies until they grew to form a hedge. thoughts?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 2, 2019
Certified Expert
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Easily grown in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil, but highly adaptable; avoid heavy, wet soils. You will want to amend your clay soil to have success with this shrub.
Here are some links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/nellie-stevens-holly-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

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Asked by
Sudheer Reddy on
April 28, 2019
27523

Q. Nelly Stevens Holly

Hi There,

I have a nelly stevens holly planted across the fence. As you can see in the first pic the main branch is long and have growth at the tip but not in the middle. How do i make it grow dense and wide?

Another issue i have is i have some hollys that have bare branches inside but the end has full growth. How do i make them grow dense inside the plant?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 28, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Both will be corrected with proper pruning. These are ways that no, or improper pruning affect these shrubs. These two articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/trimming-holly-bushes-how-to-prune-holly-bushes.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/rejuvenation-pruning-tips.htm

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Answered by
dhanireddi on
April 28, 2019
A.

Thank you BushDoctor for your advice. I will take a look at it.

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Asked by
Sudheer Reddy on
April 28, 2019
27523

Q. Nellie Steven Holly

Hi There,

Should i start pruning the holly at the red mark in the pic as a starting point?

Thanks

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 29, 2019
Certified Expert
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That will be completely fine. It looks like a good start for pruning.

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