What's on my holly?

Asked May 16, 2019, 11:14 AM EDT

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

1 Response

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.