Hybrid American Hollies
show excellent resistance to disease, insects and
Grace Hybrid Hollies have shown excellent resistance
to leaf spot and other diseases affecting American Hollies.
Leaf minor is an insect that can cause yellow blotches on
the leaves. This is the only insect or disease we have encountered
in over 60 years of production. Leaf minor is very easy to
control, simply visit your local garden supply store , request
a product labeled for holly leaf minor, and follow the instructions.
Heavy shearing can also be an effective control method, just
remember to gather and dispose clippings.
Expanding deer populations have done severe
damage to many beautiful gardens throughout the eastern U.S.
These adaptable "pests" will continue to challenge
gardeners in all parts of the eastern U.S. The sharp spiny
foliage of Grace Hybrid Hollies
is a natural defense, making this plant one of the most resistant
to browsing. We have not had any reports of browsing to date.
We are very interested to hear your experience of any varieties
of American hollies that may have been damaged by deer. (See
our contact page.)
(Grace Hybrid Hollies will be one of
the safest investments in gardens with heavy deer populations.)