Caring for a Holly Tree During Winter Caring for a Holly Tree During Winter
Severe winter conditions are hard on a holly tree. Cold weather can cause purple spots on the leaves and punctured foliage, as well as cracking or splitting of the branches due to the difference in temperature between the cold outside air and the heat of the sun. Follow these steps to keep your holly tree looking beautiful and healthy all winter long.
Keep Your Holly Tree Pruned
Regularly trim your holly tree during its dormant stage, which is usually in the winter around Christmas time. Removing diseased growth gives the tree a nice shape, but also makes it stronger and more likely to withstand extreme weather conditions.