Holly Bush Losing Leaves In Winter - Knowledgebase Question

Urbana, OH
Question by bigbob2121
March 7, 2000
Will holly bushes lose some of their leaves during the winter and do they grow new leaves in the spring?


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Answer from NGA
March 7, 2000

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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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