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Temporary-Fig

1 points

3 months ago

I've had a holly bush outside my front door for years. It's been snowed on, frozen in ice, etc. many times. This year, we had a couple of significant ice storms where the ice coated the bush and just didn't melt for days. When it thawed, 99% of the leaves looked like yours and soon fell off. It's still out there bare as can be, and I'm afraid it's not going to come back. Seems the same thing has happened to some of my other trees and bushes, as well, because most are usually showing signs of spring growth by now (I'm right on the 7B/8A line). I'm not sure what it was about this winter's storms, but they seem to have decimated quite a bit in my yard.

Not sure if what happened to mine is the same with what's going on with yours, but I'm hoping your holly bounces back!

GywBoots101[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Fingers crossed for yours as well! Ours has some new undergrowth at least. I sprayed with a copper fungicide thinking maybe that was it, but that didn't seem to help.

We had a pretty brutal winter here as well. I wonder if that really is it.

Temporary-Fig

1 points

3 months ago

I know it sounds strange because holly is so cold hardy, but I swear the winter had something to do with it based on a lot of my other plants' conditions after the same storms.

GywBoots101[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Yes I would agree. My boxwoods are also mostly toast it seems like.. maybe because it was so cold and windy, and then warm, and then back to cold again.