Help with this Holly bush

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Smith Lawn & Landscaping, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. OP
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, I've seen that before just not on these Holly's. I'm gonna try to snap some pics if it doesn't rain tomorrow and report back. Thanks again.
     
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  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive encountered this too many times:realmad:

    I would check that at same time as diggin out the root flare and check for a cage

    In his original picture it looks like sooty mold on top
    Id suspect leaf miner also which you'd see
    Or mites which you would not
     
  3. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've seen that happen to viburnum odoratissimum in Florida or what resembles the same damage.
    Sometimes we'll get a sudden freeze right after having warm weather. Sometimes during this event someone's irrigation system runs & covers sections of the landscape with thick ice. Then the sun comes up & melts the ice often with the effect seen when using the sun through a magnifying glass which the ice can simulat. Causing blackness to stems, massive defoliation where the ice was thickest. Even leaving 1/2 brown 1/2 healthy green foliage.
    It looks resembles that to me. Could a rotor have hit that area?
     
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  4. OP
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping

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    Very good thought, there is one not even 2 ft from the bush in the yard. It maybe time to relocate it. Thanks again
     
  5. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can you push it over? In other words, are the roots strong as heck? Or does it have root rot/disease/restrictions....
     
  6. OP
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Still strong
     
  7. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
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    Is any new growth sprouting where the leaves dropped?
     
  8. OP
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping

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    That I'm not sure of, we wont be back until next week and I'll check then. Unless the homeowner took a saw to it already :laugh:
     

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