Is this normal growth


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First off does anyone know the name of these bushes? Secondly, when i bought this house 5 years ago all of these bushes looked like the bottom picture. Now they are changing to the upper picture. Is that a normal progression.
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Wow how cool. That's some type of holly, and yes they get spikier and sometimes darker green as they mature.
 
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Hello @acalkins1957 , welcome to the forums. I think your holly is called ''Ilex mutchagara'' If it is, i would call it ''mutch aggro'' :unsure: because it can grow extremely large. It would however make a superb wind break - but if it were in my garden I would get rid of it.
 
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Hello @acalkins1957 , welcome to the forums. I thi
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nk your holly is called ''Ilex mutchagara'' If it is, i would call it ''mutch aggro'' :unsure: because it can grow extremely large. It would however make a superb wind break - but if it were in my garden I would get rid of it.

I have at least 20 of them in my yard and I trim them every year. They don't seem to be unmanageable. Thx for the replies btw. I am curious tho as to why you would get rid of them.
 
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Wow, what a lovely space you have there....lovely! It is of course just a personal choice, and as this holly is a fast grower, and prickly, it would just be extra work for me. I already have a very long Lleylandii hedge on my patch which needs constant cutting to keep it in order. :)
 
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Wow its looks beautiful. I think Its use for ground bass gardening and easy to clean.
 
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