Posted by Newt on July 01, 2003 at 16:51:49:
In Reply to: Holly bushes with red berries posted by Manic Mona on June 30, 2003 at 15:41:54:
: I caught kids jumping in my holly bushes. Now some branches are bent and they look terrible. Can I prune them. If so how? Do I trim off all bent branches? Do I start at the bottom( near the trunk) and work my way up or start at the tips and work my way to the trunk. If I sound confused, then I am. Please help this thumbless homeowner.
Generally, evergreen hollies aren't pruned. If the branches are only bent and not broken, I wouldn't prune them. You could use old pantyhose to tie them to either stakes or stronger branches or the trunk. Here's a couple of sites that might be helpful.
Best of luck,