Sky pencil holly - what's happening

Asked August 6, 2015, 9:36 AM EDT

Hello, I have a question if I may. My holly was planted a couple of months ago and now I'm noticing leaves turing brown. I am pretty consistent with watering and I have an irrigation system. Any ideas why it may be doing this and how can it be helped. Thank you

Bergen County New Jersey trees and shrubs holly horticulture

1 Response

This looks like just a bit of physiological damage, a bit of transplant shock, common with newly planted plants. Keep it well watered until the ground freezes. https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG86%20Common%20Abi...
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG201%20Homeowner%2... If it gets worse, send additional photos. vw