Japanese Holly winter damage
Last fall I planted 3 (3 gal.) Ilex crenata in a raised berm (18 inches) under a deciduous tree. We had a cold winter, but plenty of moisture. All three of the Japanese hollies look dead, but the inner stems show signs of life if I clip them. There is no new growth yet. I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead and replace them or give it a while to see if they are going to rejuvenate. Has anyone out there had pretty severe winter damage to these hollies before? How long did it take for them to come back?