Holly Transplanting and Site Selection

Otpimum transplanting time for holly trees and holly shrubs is late summer or early fall, after new growth has hardened.

Grace Hybrid Holly require well-drained soils. Newly transplanted holly trees and holly shrubs should be kept moist for at least the first growing season. Mulching over root zone will help retain moisture but keep mulch 4-6 inches away from trunk to avoid decay. Full sun will encourage dense branching and maximum fruiting, shade will develop more open plants with less fruit, but larger, darker, and more lustrous foliage. Optimum transplanting time is late summer through early fall. This will reduce transplant shock and allow plant to adjust to the new location quickly. Spring transplants are usually slower to adapt.