What type holly?

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Date Photo Taken: 06/02/2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posted By: ejhoop


I have two different types of holly bushes in my front yard. Both are evergreen and have red berries. One I have identified as an American Holly, the other I am not sure. I am asking this as I want to do some heavy pruning as they both are over 10 feet tall and are out of control. The pictures you see are of the same bush. What is it and when should I do the heavy pruning on both bushes?


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I am thinking Savannah Holly http://www.tree-land.com/images/savannah_holly_leaf_lg.jpg
    Here is a previous post with some insight on the differences between Savannah Holly and Foster holly http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/holly-variety-on-flat-shoals-pkwy/
    Hope this helps.

    June 3rd, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    On most holly varieties when a severe or renovation pruning is needed the best timing is late winter to early spring as new foliage is beginning to emerge.

    June 4th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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