The Q&A Archives: What Is The Best Itme Of The Year To Plant A Holly Bush

Question: What is the best time of the year to plant a holly bush?

Answer: In my experience, evergreen hollies are best planted in the spring because this allows them time to establish a good root system before winter. Since they are evergreen, they lose moisture through their foliage all winter and it is important that they be well watered through the fall; the better their roots, the better they are able to absorb that moisture in the fall.

Deciduous hollies can be planted in fall or spring.

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