Key Plant, Key Pests: Holly (Ilex sp.)

Photo credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the eighth in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most common pests found on holly (Ilex sp.).

Holly is found throughout Florida both naturally and horticulturally grown. Common health issues holly plants have include Florida wax scale, tea scale, Cylindrocladium leaf spot, dieback, Sphaeropsis gall, root knot nematodes, and magnesium deficiency.

To read more or download the Key Plant, Key Pests guide about holly, follow this link.

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