The Q&A Archives: Holly Bush Losing Leaves In Winter

Question: Will holly bushes lose some of their leaves during the winter and do they grow new leaves in the spring?

Answer: Hollies usually lose some of the interior leaves in late winter, but the plant should not look defoliated in any way and the leaves should not be brown or gray. A plant suffering from drying out and possibly winter damage might die back some from the tips of the branches. If the damage is not too severe the plant should recover.

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