Ask a Question forum→Holly (?) bush sudden late spring discoloration and almost total defoliation

Views: 49, Replies: 2 » Jump to the end
Tajimi, Gifu ken, Japan
tajimishiRich
Jun 12, 2020 7:38 PM CST
This is scary! I've had this little tree for 12 months or so now, and this is the first time it's had any kind of trouble. I can't explain it, overnight it went from a tree bursting with vigour and new growth to one with growing swathes of brown, browning or even blackening leaves. The leaves shed at the slightest touch, running my finger along a bench creates a veritable rain of falling leaves, old and new growth alike.
Some growth that has appeared since this happened is still attached to the branch, but it is discolouring and i fear it will follow the rest of the foliage.
Help! Thanks :)
Thumb of 2020-06-13/tajimishiRich/6de9f9


Thumb of 2020-06-13/tajimishiRich/e9123c


Thumb of 2020-06-13/tajimishiRich/9dfe3a

Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
Hummingbirder Birds Organic Gardener Dog Lover Cat Lover
oneeyeluke
Jun 12, 2020 11:51 PM CST
The plant is telling you its time to transplant in the ground because Holly's don't like containers. If you insist on growing in a container then you will need to change out the soil with new soil.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Tajimi, Gifu ken, Japan
tajimishiRich
Jun 13, 2020 1:01 AM CST
oneeyeluke said:The plant is telling you its time to transplant in the ground because Holly's don't like containers. If you insist on growing in a container then you will need to change out the soil with new soil.


Thanks! I have to have it in a pot, the soil here is pretty unyeilding and we're only renting anyway! I'll do that ASAP! Ty

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Astrophytum fuzz"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.