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Holly plant with burnt leaves

Posted by Luke2013 none (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 21:21


My holly plant has some leaves that look as if they've been burnt with a lighter. Is this some kind of disease? If so, what can I do about it?

Thank you,

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RE: Holly plant with burnt leaves

That looks a lot like leaf scorch to me. Not a disease but the result of the leaves not being able to transpire moisture due to lack of soil moisture or too much soil moisture.

Here is a link that might be useful: About Leaf scorch

RE: Holly plant with burnt leaves

any chance of the lawn being sprayed.. and drift hitting the plant???

a different kind of scorch ...

is it the WHOLE plant.. as in a water issue.. or localized to a specific area???? .. if so.. why that area???


RE: Holly plant with burnt leaves

That damage is from last year. Indicates a chronic water shortage last year.

RE: Holly plant with burnt leaves

Winter damage is the probable cause. It always helps if you give some sort of indicator of your zone or location. Basically it is a transpirational issue, but very common in temperate zones and some people use anti-dessicants to try to avoid it. I've not found them particularly helpful and it's why in places like the mid-west holly is often planted with the same regimen broad-leaf evergreens like rhodies carry.......protect from winds, avoid southern exposures.

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