Return to the Trees Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Holly berries are black????

Posted by sharff CA (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 7, 08 at 0:04

I have a holly tree (might be English holly) that had a great "crop" of red berries on it at this time last year- the first year I owned the house. The tree is mature, about 16' tall.

This year most of the berries are black - they look moldy or rotted. Any idea what might have caused this?

I'm in San Francisco. We've had no rain except for a wet storm over Halloween weekend. We do get some fog with condensation but in general it's as dry or dryer this year than last. Other than the berries the tree looks healthy.

thanks,

Al Sharff


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Holly berries are black????

It may not be a holly. do you have pictures?


 o
RE: Holly berries are black????

When any berries on trees/shrubs of any type don't get enough water during their formative stage, they'll shrivel up and turn black. We usually get enough rain in the spring to make my blueberries plump, but if we have a dry spring, I water my blueberry bushes to ensure the crop. 'Sounds like this is what happened to your holly berries - water next time! :)
Sherry


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Trees Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here