Dying Shrubs-Need cure - Knowledgebase Question

Lafayette, Lo
Question by emptyhanded8
October 18, 2009
My dwarf yaupon holly shrubs are slowly dying one by one, becoming very brittle and leafless. No brown or yellowing. What could be plaguing them and what should I do?

Answer from NGA
October 18, 2009


I can't really diagnose the problem without inspecting the plants so I can only offer an educated guess. There is a disease that hollies can contract called black root rot. It is a soilborne disease and can persist for many years. Diseased plants usually decline over a period of months (or years) and eventually die. Aside from black root rot, I am not sure what the problem might be. Hope this information is helpful.

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