Is it too late to root Pencil Holly cuttings now? Do you know the rate of growth for the Pencil Holly? I reside in Raleigh, NC.
This article will help you with propagating Holly from cuttings.
I live in zone 5. I see some websites listing Sky Pencil Hollies as zone 5 and some 6. What is the correct zone? If I want to try Sky Pencil Hollies in my zone - they would be on the east side - but should I just get something else instead?
I live in zone 5. I see some websites listing Sky Pencil Hollies as zone 5 and some 6. What is the correct zone? If I want to try Sky Pencil Hollies in my zone - they would be on the East side - but should I just get something else instead?
How do I plant Japanese Holly Sky Pencils on my patio? I need to know how to plant them in the 3ft wide X 3ft high large pots. They have a root ball. Should I free the roots from the ball, and how deep in the pot do I plant them? Also, how often should I water them during spring through summer? I live in the Metro DC area. Is it possible I over watered them? They died last year after being there for 10 years. These are the new ones I have. I don't want them to die.
Also, you don't need to free the roots from the root ball except for removing any burlap or other covering that's over them.
Plant them to the same depth in the soil that they were in when you bought them. So, the part of the plant that was at the soil surface should still be at the soil surface after you pot them up.
It's best to determine when to water by checking the soil. Make sure the soil is dry to about 1 inch down before you water. Overwatering is very common in potted plants. Of course, you'll also have to make sure they aren't wilting or going brown from lack of water.
I have 2 immature sky pencil hollies in my back yard. I noticed over the past few weeks that they are both infested with flies. How can I get rid of the flies?
The flies may be attracted to honeydew, which is the secretions of other pests.
Inspect the Holly to see if you can identify the issue.
You can treat the Hollies with Neem Oil.
I am modifying a church garden and want to use 3 sky pencil holly bushes that will be in full sun In zone 9. One site said that it needs to be protected from heavy sun in this zone. If that is true I have to find something else of that shape for this zone. Can you tell me if the sun will be too much and if so can you recommend something else that is evergreen and that shape. Thank you
Yes, in your zone they can grow in morning sun and afternoon shade.
I would suggest talking with your County Extension Office for a list of conifers or evergreens recommended for your region.
Visit local garden centers and greenhouses for local advice and plants.
It is fine to plant now. As long as you keep them watered, the roots keep working to establish the plants long after tree leaves fall. The worst thing is to let it get dehydrated going into winter. Mulch the base with several inches of wood mulch or compost.
We just had landscaping completed about 3months ago with pencil holly in the mix. They have survived hot summer but now turning brown. Is this normal? I thought they stayed green all year. Thank you for your help.
Typically the most common reason for this happening is a lack of iron. That, or the pH of the soil is too high. You can correct both issues by applying iron sulfate to the area.
Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/holly-yellow-leaves.htm