wdarf yaupon holly - Knowledgebase Question

orlando, Fl
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Question by pestanasfs
September 10, 2009
i have wdarf yaupon holly in my front lawn thas about 15 years old, the last 8 to 10 months some of the branches are starting to die until whole sections of the plants are dead while other parts of the plant are still alive, but section continues to die of. Do you know what is causing it?

Answer from NGA
September 10, 2009
If you've check for obvious signs of insects and diseases but can find none, the problem is with the roots. Part of the root system is dying, either from old age, drought, overly wet soils or herbicide damage. If you've used a broadleaf herbicide under the dripline of the holly, the 2,4-D contained in most broadleaf weed killers can adversely affect the roots of your shrubs and trees. I can't diagnose the problem without seeing it but hope this information helps you determine just what might be going on with your holly.

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