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Hi everyone. This is my first Holly and I have it in a large planter. I've noticed that it's getting small brown spots on both sides of the leaves. I can't remember what type of Holly it is except that there were a few berries on it when I bought it and was told it was a female.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,155

    Could you show us with a photo? If not, do they look as if something has been burrowing around between the two surfaces of the leaves?Take a look at holly leaf miner on Wikipedia.

     

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ShamrockShamrock Posts: 44
    I took pictures pansyface but can't find a way to get them onto the site. I'm using an iPad. Does that make a difference?
  • ShamrockShamrock Posts: 44
    No, it doesn't look like Hollyleaf miner as far as I can tell. The spots are more like small, brown pinholes and the leaves are getting discoloured in places.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,155

    You can put photos on with an ipad. Click on the little green tree that is in the bar just above where you write your message.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ShamrockShamrock Posts: 44
    No luck finding that little green tree ,I'm afraid Pansyface.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,679

    Sounds like Holly Leaf Spot.  I think it's fungal.  Had spots on mine sprayed them with a fungicide and they are OK now.  Google it and see if it is.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • steve192steve192 Posts: 4

    I seem to have a similar problem. About 12 months ago we planted 10 x 6ft Common English holly bushes to create an 'instant' hedge after someone drove their car through the previous one. However we have recently started to notice that the leaves on most of the plants are turning yellow and have spots on them - pictures below. Does this also look like it's fungal? Can anyone suggest a treatment? 

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