Blue Prince/Princess Holly Bushes

Trim Time for Princess Holly

Anonymous added on January 17, 2011 | Answered

When do you trim Princess Holly? My shrub is 4. 5 feet high but is too leggy and has bare spaces. How much is the proper length to cut away from a straight branch? The shrub is planted in afternoon sun and partial shade against the house foundation and brick porch.

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Answered on January 18, 2011

They can be pruned anytime, but should be pruned in spring if you would like a better berry display. Try not to take more than 1/3 of a branch off.

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