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My son ran over my holly bush!

I had two beautiful holly bushes, both produce tons of red berries. After my son mowed over one all that was left is about three 6" roots. I trimmed them close to the ground and only one of the three roots is producing leaves. Will it be as round and tall and bear berries again?

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,967
    Eventually !
    Hollies are very resilient plants and can withstand severe pruning , even though it was done presumably by a car ? ;)
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550
    Be prepared to wait for years. 
    A pair of badgers had an argument over one of mine ten years ago. It’s just about back to normal now.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Paul B3 said:
    Eventually !
    Hollies are very resilient plants and can withstand severe pruning , even though it was done presumably by a car ? ;)
      Nope; a zero turn mower!
  • Paul B3 said:
    Eventually !
    Hollies are very resilient plants and can withstand severe pruning , even though it was done presumably by a car ? ;)

    Nope! By a zero turn mower...
  • pansyface said:
    Be prepared to wait for years. 
    A pair of badgers had an argument over one of mine ten years ago. It’s just about back to normal now.
    I planted the two of them in 2009. They are now eight years older. I guess I will just have to live a little longer!


  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,678
    Do hollies grow v slowly, then?
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550
    If they’re happy, they grow quickly. 
    But they take offence easily.
    And then they can sulk and sulk.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,678
    edited July 2018
    My 7' front holly hedge seems to want to double its size each year. It's a bugger to prune, esp when it's so eager. It's essentially a 10' tree being forced to crouch. I might reduce it by half in the autumn (no berries) and see what happens.
  • pansyface said:
    Be prepared to wait for years. 
    A pair of badgers had an argument over one of mine ten years ago. It’s just about back to normal now.

    I planted two of them in 2009. I guess I will just have to keep on living...

    Fire said:
    Do hollies grow v slowly, then?
      These are the size they were when I purchased them. They are about five feet or so now--before one got ambushed.
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