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Holly tree?

What is this I live in north Alabama n need to cut it back away from pool when I can

  • Vicki Walker Dunbar
    Vicki Walker Dunbar Norcross, GA
    on Sep 12, 2017

    I don't think so.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on Sep 12, 2017

    Again the picture is blurry,if it flowers or has berries wait until finished

  • Vicki May
    Vicki May
    on Sep 13, 2017

    Need a close up of flowers, leaves and bark to be able to tell what this is.

  • Bonnie Knight
    Bonnie Knight
    on Sep 13, 2017

    Unless I am missing something, it looks tall and scraggy, I would cut the whole thing down. I hate berries, leaves, and any trash in my pool skimmer!

  • Onesisofseven
    on Sep 13, 2017

    There is an app called Leafsnap that might help you identify it. It's a free app.

  • Dl.leplat
    Dl.leplat San Jose, CA
    on Sep 13, 2017

    Pretty sure it's not holly. Fall and spring is usually when I do my pruning, but when we were temporarily living near Mobile, it never got cold enough for anything to go really dormant so I pruned anytime

  • Melissa V
    Melissa V Wyoming, MI
    on Sep 13, 2017

    Yes, it's kind of hard to tell what it is from the pic...reminds me of eucalyptus. Whatever it is it's a mess, and I have to agree with Bonnie that maybe the best thing would be to just take it all down. It looks like it's hiding some fern and maybe other pretty poolside foliage. 🌿

  • Stephanie Mitchell
    Stephanie Mitchell Moscow Mills, MO
    on Sep 13, 2017

    I also would rec emend that you cut the whole thing down as it looks like it could fall any minute. If it comes back you can always prune it to the size you want. Or if it turns out to be one you do not want then take steps to keep it killed.

    • Evelyn McMullen
      Evelyn McMullen Montgomery, AL
      on Sep 14, 2017

      Weeping yaupon holly. My tree leans like that, love it. It will NOT fall down! My son has trimmed it a couple of times, doesn't seem to have hurt it, about 16 yrs old.

  • Vicky
    Vicky Midland, TX
    on Sep 13, 2017

    Pic is blurry but looks like has red berries and small leaves. If so, I'm thinking it is a Yaupon Holly.

  • Karen Bond Hinson
    Karen Bond Hinson
    on Sep 14, 2017

    yaupon tree

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