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I have 3 of these plants which have been in for 2 years. None of the plants are growing well as can be seen by the photo. Any advise on how to improve these plants would be appreciated.

Ilex Aquifolium 'JC Van Tol (19/08/2011)

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  • Posted: Fri. 19th August 2011 11:51

Re: Ilex Aquifolium 'JC Van Tol

Reply from Patricia Jones

Hollies are slow to get going. I would tidy the growing points to allow it to bush up if you want it to grow fairly tall leave the leader alone until its reached the height you are after,
Give it plenty of water in the first year or two and mulch well. You could give it a weekly foliar feed of liquid seaweed which is a great tonic for any plants. I have several hollies and it did take a while before they showed much growth. I need to prune them all each year now.
Patricia

  • Posted: Sat. 20th August 2011 12:50