Trimming your holly tree helps to maintain its shape and encourages new growth. Limit major trimming to the tree's dormant period. Wear appropriate clothing and eye protection due to the sharp spines on the holly leaves.Know More
Look for wounds on the tree trunk, which are a sign of a disease. While a mild infestation is treatable using an appropriate pesticide, consider removing any tree with a major infestation. Dispose of diseased debris in an appropriate manner to prevent infestation of other trees in the area.
Trim hollies that form a rounded crown and grow to at least 8 feet tall by limbing up, removing lower branches to form the bush into a tree. Trim conical hollies using hacktracking, a method that involves trimming all limbs by two-thirds, to reinforce the shrub's pyramidal shape.
DoItYourself.com recommends removing any branches growing upward or downward when limbing up, leaving those growing horizontally. Trim any damaged limbs and those that appear to be weak. Beginning at eye level, remove branches that cross and thin any dense growth to provide air circulation. Keep the lower branches longer than those above them.
To prune roses, use a pair of high-quality pruning sheers to cut each stem at a 45-degree angle (away from new growth) to remove dead or damaged leaves, blossoms and stems (canes), keeping the center of the plant as "open" as possible to so air can circulate. Roses are typically pruned during the spring, but maintenance pruning can be conducted at any time. Regular pruning helps to ensure healthy plant growth.Full Answer >
A hinoki cypress tree should be trimmed when it's experiencing new growth and the danger of frost has passed. The only items needed to trim a hinoki cypress are pruning shears and disinfectant spray.Full Answer >
Depending on the species of the tree, turning yellow could either be a sign that the tree is nearing a typical autumn shedding, the sign of an anemic tree or an indication of an imbalance in the PH level in the soil.Full Answer >
There are 12 varieties of holly trees, with the most common being American holly, English holly, Carolina holly, Chinese holly and common winterberry holly. Less common varieties include finetooth holly, Hawaiian holly, inkberry holly, Japanese holly, lusterleaf holly, myrtle-leaved holly and yaupon holly.Full Answer >