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Holly Bush Sick?

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Bought a new house with holly bush and after a year this happened. Wasn't quite sure if it's winter damage or fungus Anyone able to help? Thanks in advance!

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,394

    IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S BEEN ATTACKED BY LEAF MINERS, LITTLE INSECTS THAT LIVE BETWEEN THE TOP AND BOTTOM SURFACES OF THE LEAVES.

    IF YOU TEAR A LEAF IN TWO YOU MIGHT FIND A TINY LITTLE CATERPILLAR IN ONE OF THE BUBBLES.

    DISFIGURING BUT NOT DEADLY.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ZenasZenas Posts: 2

    Thank you for the response, I tore apart a few but didn't see any bugs in between the leaf. However, the berries are black and looks pruned up... we did have a pretty harsh winter this year down to -23F. I've applied pesticide regardless. Anything else I could do for now or just wait and see? Btw, mine looks similar to this post.

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/2089105/berries-on-holly-bush-are-black-leaves-are-spotted-pic

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