I have six hollies that I had to transplant last spring due to them getting so big in the area I had them in. I moved them to an area with soil that contained a lot of rocks. I did use Miracle Grow for trees and shrubs and cow manure to transplant with. The shrubs have not grown any but are starting to turn in color to a yellow white, and one has developed black-speckled spots on it. Help. . . what do I need to do to save these shrubs?
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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.