velere54
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Carissa Holly going downhill

Hi. I live in the sandhills of North Carolina. I have 8 Carissa Holly which were planted about 5 years ago. Last year I noticed one of them was looking sparse. This year the two next to it are very sparse. There was no new growth on any of the three. But, on the other side of my porch stoop there are 5 holly which had vigorous new growth and look good. It's as if a disease invaded one then transferred to the other two. Both sides are drip irrigated. I am attaching a picture. I would appreciate any help I gan get. Thanks! Emerson


Here is the link to the photo

https://s1052.photobucket.com/user/veler ... e.jpg.html

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Re: Carissa Holly going downhill

Here's your photo:

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I don't know anything about holly, but since you didn't get a response, this bumps your post so more people will see it.

It certainly sounds like some disease. Besides the sparseness, did you notice any spotting or yellowing of the leaves?
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Re: Carissa Holly going downhill

Thanks for the reply. I'm from Toledo originally and my wife is from Fremont.
The leaves began turning a yellow-brown color and looked funny, almost moldy, prior to the holly losing foliage.
I wish I knew what I could do to recover them. I will hate to lose them.

PS - I like your Elizabeth Watson quote. I hope future generations find a way to recover the earth from our abuse.

Emerson

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Re: Carissa Holly going downhill

The Holly leaves first develop the brown spots on several leaves. Then the spots spread and leaves begin falling off. There is very little to no new growth once this starts happening. So far I've sprayed with Neem oil and cut the holly way back to see if I can generate some new growth.

Now the other 5 holly's are showing the same systems.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Here is a link to the picture of the holly leaves, Image[/URL]

Thank You!
Emerson in N.C.

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