Asked on Aug 18, 2013


Douglas Hunt


I have several hollies in front of my house that send out runners underground, then sprout up growing leaves and making a new plant. They are very difficult to remove. Any ideas?
1 answer
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 19, 2013

    I know hollies sometimes propagate themselves when lower branches rest on the ground, but I have never heard of runners being a significant problem with them before. I don't think there is much you can do other than to sever and remove the upstarts. The earlier you can do this, of course, the easier it will be.

    • Ronnie Pennington
      on Aug 19, 2013

      @Douglas Hunt Thank you. It is already too late to get an early start. When the weather cools a little I will get serious about removing them.

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