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Old 06-20-2010, 07:56 AM
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I have a hedge, composed of about 6 holly bushes (I believe it is holly, not totally sure) that always looked great- leaves were dark green and the bush was always thick and full. Today I noticed that the bottom half of these bushes are bare, as if all the leaves fell off. The remaining leaves are now turning yellow, and the tips of many of them are dark brown. I have included a photo. Does anyone know what the culprit may be, and if there is anything I can do to mitigate the problem before I lose them entirely?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:42 AM
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When that happened to ours (near our front porch) - we gave it a large dose of Holly-Tone (acidic fertilizer) and watered... perked back up.

Its possibly your holly could have a disease of some kind, but unless you live in a naturally acidic soil area, I try supplementing with Acid fertilizer (HollyTOne, MirAcid, etc..) first.

good luck!
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:10 PM
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Looks like they may have an iron deficiency. Fertilize like mickapoo said and add some Ironite. Thats what I had to do with mine.
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