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pruning holly

Posted by karen_tennessee 7a (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 11:48

I have several holly bushes in the front of my house. I don't really know what type; however they are what I would call a "normal" holly tree (bush). Very pointed leaves and green berries. They are very tall and I would like to cut them way back. I have been told that I can trim them 2 feet off the top and 1 foot on each side; and was told they would grow leaves back. Do you think this trimming is too severe or will it be O.K.?

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RE: pruning holly

Without knowing what type of holly you have, it's difficult to tell you much, but most hollies can take a significant amount of pruning (as described in another very recent thread, linked below) without damage.

Here is a link that might be useful: Other Recent Thread

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