What's on my holly?
I have a holly tree in yard that has something in the place were branches come off. It has been there for over a year now. The tree has new growth this year. Whatever it is does not appear particularly harmful to the tree. I am not sure what it is or what can be done to remove it. I have included pictures. Thank you! Maggi Gallaher
Wicomico County Maryland
Though this is not commonly obvious on hollies, we think this is just the dried up remains of flowers (based on anecdotal input ) which are more noticeable on this particular variety of holly.
No problem, and no treatment is necessary.