Ask a Question forum: Brown falling leaves on dwarf (burford) hollies

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Canyon Lake Texas
Apr 21, 2017 9:41 AM CST
We planted 2 dwarf (burford) hollies in mid March. Many of the leaves are now turning brown and dropping off the plants. Wondering about the cause.......too much shade, too much water, etc.? Any help would be appreciated.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Apr 21, 2017 10:43 AM CST
photos please.
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Canyon Lake Texas
May 27, 2017 1:38 PM CST
Here are two photos of the pair of dwarf hollys. They get little direct sun in this location, which may be the problem....don't know. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, etc would be appreciated. We just mulched the area, so the leaves that have fallen are covered by the mulch.
Thumb of 2017-05-27/MrGreenjeans/fe305b

Thumb of 2017-05-27/MrGreenjeans/86da49

North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
May 28, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Don't have an answer but am paying attention as I've been thinking about buying some dwarf bufords in the fall.

I'll be at some garden centers today or tomorrow so will ask around.

What kind of sun, water, and anything else you can tell us?

Canyon Lake Texas
May 28, 2017 12:47 PM CST
Would not enough light cause this problem? They get no direct sun.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
May 28, 2017 12:51 PM CST
They definitely need some sun. Not necessarily full sun, but gotta have some.

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