Problem with native holly

Connie Kennedy asked 12 years ago

I planted two native holly trees last year and one has died. The leaves turned a dark purple underneath and then on the top, hey are also leathery. The second is now turning purple underneath and there are also some leaves that seem to have lost that firm feel that holly usually has. They feel soft like any normal tree even where the spikes are. They are planted with other trees and shrubs in a corner that was quite wet but has dried out due to the planting of trees that like wet conditions.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Holly will not grow in wet ground, even if it is wet for just a week or two in winter … the water shuts off oxygen to the roots, which then die.

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