Japanese Holly Care You'll do best growing Japanese holly in light, well-drained soil with plenty of organic material. The shrubs prefer slightly acidic soil and will develop iron deficiency if the soil pH is too high. You can plant the shrubs in almost any garden location since they tolerate full sun or partial shade.
- How often should you water Japanese holly?
- When should I prune my Japanese holly?
- Why is my Japanese holly dying?
- How big do Japanese hollies get?
How often should you water Japanese holly?
Water "Soft Touch" holly regularly during hot, dry weather. Provide about 1 inch of water per week, or up to 1 3/4-inches per week if the weather is extremely hot or the soil is sandy. Otherwise, holly is drought-tolerant and requires no supplemental irrigation.
When should I prune my Japanese holly?
Japanese hollies can be lightly pruned or sheared almost any time of year. Hard pruning, to rejuvenate an old and tired plant or to reduce the size of a plant that has outgrown the space it was intended to fill, should be performed in late winter before new spring growth begins to emerge.
Why is my Japanese holly dying?
Japanese holly is highly susceptible to black root rot, a fungus that attacks the root system and causes symptoms such as stunted growth, chlorosis and decline. Just under the soil surface, roots will be visibly black and rotted.
How big do Japanese hollies get?
Japanese Holly is a handsome evergreen shrub in the Aquifoliaceae family. The shrub is dense, rigid, compact, and grows up to 12' tall. You will find this plant often used to make topiaries and its showy red fruits provide much-needed winter interest in the landscape.