The Q&A Archives: Holly Combination

Question: can you keep this holly trimed ? And when should you trim?

Answer: Most hollies have a fairly regular symmetrical outline naturally and so do not need much, if any, routine trimming. If however you plan on shearing it into a hedge or a formal type shape, you can do that. This will limit or prevent berries from forming because of the way they are produced. (The berries ripen late in the season, they form where flowers grow, the flower buds grow on old wood from the year before.) If you want to trim yours, do so in late winter and early summer.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Sempervivum Henry Carrevon"