In the spring you may notice your healthy holly shrub developing yellow leaves that soon fall off. You may wonder if it is normal. It depends on where and how the drop occurs. It is normal if the oldest leaves turn yellow first while the young leaves remain green. This is normal holly shrub behavior. The leaves are shed in order to make room for the new leaves every season. If the yellowing continues throughout the summer then you know something is wrong. In those cases it is best to check if it is due to watering problems of disease.
- Holly Spring Leaf loss occurs when leaves begin to yellow and fall off the plant
- This can be caused by the lack of watering, excessive watering, or poor drainage. This can cause leaf loss at any time.
- Infection caused by Holly leaf spot can cause discoloration and eventually, leaves to fall off
“If a plant is stressed, it may shed more leaves than usual during its annual leaf drop, creating an unattractive appearance.”