A: You mentioned Red Tip Photinia but as you have noticed many nurseries have stopped stocking them because they can contract a serious disease called fire blight. However, we have several other plants that grow quite tall and… Read More
Q: I would like some dwarf, evergreen shrubs to plant in the front of my house. Do you have any ideas?
Q: I would like some dwarf, evergreen shrubs to plant in the front of my house. I do not have much space but I also do not want to be spending a great deal of time pruning them… Read More
A: You are doing nothing wrong it just butterfly bush (Buddleia spp) prefers a more inland climate, especially in our sandy soil. They do not like high humidity and watering them twice weekly should be avoided. They can… Read More
Q: My bougainvillea was planted in the shade and I have had no blooms. What can I do to make my plant bloom?
Q: My bougainvillea was planted in the shade and I have had no blooms. I have used several different kinds of fertilizers but still no blooms. What can I do to make my plant bloom? A: This is… Read More
Q: My neighbor tells me I have beautyberry in my yard but I think it is pokeweed. Can you tell me the difference between these two plants?
A: Once you know how to identify a beautyberry I am sure you will never forget it. American beautyberry, Callicarpa Americana, as its name indicates is native to North America. There are various other species from Asia and… Read More
Q: I have tiny black specks on the underside of my azalea leaves. What is causing this? Plus, leaves never look very good but they still bloom. I have them in full sun. Do you have any thoughts?… Read More
Q: What is wrong with my azaleas? Some of them have died and others have branches that are in process of dying. With all the rain we have been getting, I have noticed that our property stays wet… Read More
Q: The lot next door was heavily treed but has just been partially cleared to make way for a house. As a result my azaleas on that side now receive much more light and a good deal of… Read More
A: This is one of the most common questions I get every February. Gardenias, like azaleas, would need to be pruned after they have finished flowering, which will be sometime late spring or early summer. The best management… Read More
This rapidly-growing North American native forms a rather loosely-arranged, rounded shrub, five to eight feet tall and equally wide. Branches form long arches bending toward the ground and lend almost a weeping habit to older, established shrubs…. Read More