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Mar 4, 2018 6:14 PM CST
|This eagleston holly has been planted about 2 years ago. It's noticeably thin in the center with growth mosly on the tip of bare branches. Could it be fixed ? If i prune the periphery to stimulate central growth, there will be no leaves left. The soil around it is caliche though other trees are doing great.
Mar 4, 2018 6:17 PM CST
|I think that you have to prune in the center to stimulate more growth there.
Mar 4, 2018 6:33 PM CST
|The caliche might be the problem - this information from our database says they prefer slightly acidic soil:
Eagleston Holly (Ilex x attenuata 'Eagleston')
Plants growing in the wrong pH can't access the nutrients in the soil.
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