What's your question? Ask

Holly Bushes

Q.Trimming Holly ‘Tree’

Anonymous added on April 21, 2011 | Answered

I have a Holly tree and it is about 10 feet tall. It is not looking as healthy as it has in the past year. Can I trim the tree to a short height? Also, the leaves are turning a yellow tint and is not as green as it use to be. I put Miracle Grow tree spikes (2) in the drip line of the tree, hoping it would assist the tree in becoming healthier.

Can I prune the tree back, and what can I do to get the green foliage back to where it was? Also, how far do I cut the tree back and what can’t I do when pruning?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 22, 2011

You can trim the plant back by at least a third and it should be fine. Any further than that can cause problems.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Holly Bushes
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert