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South Florida Lawns
01-11-2006, 05:00 PM
Got the best of a car.

South Florida Lawns
01-11-2006, 05:01 PM
another shot.

South Florida Lawns
01-11-2006, 05:03 PM
close up shot of the damage.

Duck Dodger
01-11-2006, 06:29 PM
I'm going to say no. If they do it will take a long time and the new growth will be discolored from the rest. I have seen some start like that and slowly die off.

allinearth
01-11-2006, 08:01 PM
I say yes. Cut back the dead broken branches. Looks like they have already started to grow. I would guess it will take 1.5-2 summers to be back to normal. Would help to juice em up with slow release fert in spring.

o-so-n-so
01-11-2006, 08:52 PM
What earthworker said. The "dead" wood will never have new growth so go ahead and prune it out. New growth will start at the point of prune.You need to know what caused that die back to prevent it from happening again.


:)

tiedeman
01-11-2006, 09:41 PM
No, it will not totally fill out like it used to. At least, that is my experience

Az Gardener
01-11-2006, 10:28 PM
They look pretty well established over 3-years? if so lots of nitrogen and water they should be back by Oct. If younger it will take longer. New ones will not do much until year 2 in my experience. 1st year they sleep 2nd year they creep and 3rd year they leap. My mantra.

tiedeman
01-11-2006, 10:29 PM
that is a good mantra to have :)

dKoester
01-11-2006, 10:40 PM
Its been attacked by mites or nematodes.

Az Gardener
01-11-2006, 11:08 PM
What do you think they were driving?

bigviclbi
01-11-2006, 11:09 PM
Here's what to do. Cut back the whole thing so it is circular again then let it all grow out together and it will always look good. Add a little sod if you have to.

topsites
01-12-2006, 06:44 AM
I'm going to say no. If they do it will take a long time and the new growth will be discolored from the rest. I have seen some start like that and slowly die off.

I have seen that, too... And it's weird.

From the looks of the picture, it appears to be a type of boxwood, and boxwoods are a TOUGH bush which is one reason they are so popular. Generally speaking, you can't kill a boxwood if you tried... But as luck has it, I've damaged one or two that slowly died off...

How tough IS a boxwood?
I sprayed one with round-up and it came back.
Another one was dying and the owner wanted it gone (and it was 75% dead):
They said they had hooked up a chain to their truck and tried to pull it out...
... It took 20 minutes of me giving it everything I had with a sharp shovel (yes I sharpened the edge of the shovel with a grinder) pounding on the roots (lol) and finally that thing came out.
It is a TOUGH bush!

Why do some die?
I think it is a bit of luck, most of the boxwoods I've (seen) hurt over the years recovered, some in as little as 4-6 months, others took 1-2 years, but most did recover.

start2finish
01-12-2006, 12:54 PM
didn't you say it was hit by a car?

hoskm01
01-12-2006, 01:24 PM
Some people dont actually read the post...


Its been attacked by mites or nematodes.

South Florida Lawns
01-12-2006, 04:19 PM
Thanks guys

The bush is actually Ilex vomitoria, (Dwarf Yupon Holly), that is 9 years old.

The people nailed it with their Chevy Suburban.

I plan to come back next week and trim the rest of the dead areas out, and tell them to just give it time for it to fill in.

dKoester
01-12-2006, 06:20 PM
My fault, was in a hurry.

TurfdudeNCSU
01-12-2006, 08:30 PM
I would agree with Earth.... Cut back the dead growth, and it should fill in

TurfdudeNCSU
01-12-2006, 08:31 PM
It may be better to trim the entire shrub to match then let grow back natural

tiedeman
01-12-2006, 08:36 PM
honestly you know what I would do if it was my house, rip it out, and place new shrubs in a circle surrounding the outside of the tree. That is what I would do

South Florida Lawns
01-13-2006, 03:00 PM
Thats what I suggested to the homeowners at first, to just replant.

But we will wait and just see this summer, if it does grow back after the rains come again.

Coffeecraver
01-15-2006, 04:39 PM
I agree it looks like nematode damage
The dead is dead,and unless you dig a dead one up and have the extension test it,all your revival efforts are in vain

South Florida Lawns
01-15-2006, 08:02 PM
I agree it looks like nematode damage
The dead is dead,and unless you dig a dead one up and have the extension test it,all your revival efforts are in vain


DID YOU READ THE THREAD CAREFULLY?

It got hit by a car.

The branches broke and I removed them.

I simply asked if they will fill out.

YardPro
01-15-2006, 08:20 PM
we work with a lot of dwarf yaupon.

they will recover fine.. never be able to tell the difference.

Coffeecraver
01-17-2006, 04:34 PM
DID YOU READ THE THREAD CAREFULLY?

It got hit by a car.

The branches broke and I removed them.

I simply asked if they will fill out.


Im quilty I did not read it well enough,
Im glad I didn;t charge you.

LOL

turf hokie
01-17-2006, 08:54 PM
They are starting to recover in Pic 3 already. Get the dead out of there to allow the new growth room to fill in. Then some good ornamental fert. and some patience. It will recover, but not tomorrow.

Lawnworks
01-18-2006, 10:50 AM
honestly you know what I would do if it was my house, rip it out, and place new shrubs in a circle surrounding the outside of the tree. That is what I would do

That is what I would do also. Youpon hollies will not recover as well as other plants. I would just replace it. They are like $8 for a 3 gallon youpon and probably alot cheaper in FL than here.

befnme
01-18-2006, 08:42 PM
what kind of car are these nematodes driving anyway ?...lol.jk. anyway i agree that they will come back .just do as everyone has already said about trimming.