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by lorijones
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Fig Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Fig Tree

Figs in pots should be overwintered in a dormant state not kept growing in a warm, sunny environment. You should allow your fig to go dormant (drop its leaves) before you bring in inside for the winter. However, it should be brought in before the first killing frost. You want it to remain in a dorma...
by lorijones
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: mystery bush
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: mystery bush

It is hard to tell from your photos but it looks like it might be mockorange (Philadelphus spp). Mockorange has flowers with 4 petals. I originally thought this shrub had flowers with 5 petals but everything else fit with mockorange and I decided that maybe the flowers did indeed have 4 petals after...
by lorijones
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Leyland Cypress Dieback from center outward
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: Leyland Cypress Dieback from center outward

As these trees grow larger and taller, the inner portions of the lower branches become shaded and eventually the older needles close to the trunk turn brown and die. This is normal. Your tree is a little young for this to be occurring at this point though. Symptoms such as those you are seeing with ...
by lorijones
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Shrubs including Evergreens
Topic: Myers Yews webs
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Myers Yews webs

I think you may have spider mites on your yews. Certain species of spider mites are common on yews. From the picture, it looks like some of the needles within the webbing are stippled with yellowish spots. This and the webbing is typical of a spider mite infestation. To check for spider mites, hold ...
by lorijones
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Tree Culture including growing and fertilizing
Topic: Cherry Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

Re: Cherry Trees

These trees are still quite young and this may be the reason for the small fruit. If there are lots of small cherries forming on the young trees, there may not be enough foliage to support the production of larger fruit. Once the trees are larger and more mature, this shouldn't be a problem. Are the...
by lorijones
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Evergreen shrub identification
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Evergreen shrub identification

Unfortunately, your photos did not attach so I can't venture a guess as to the identity of this shrub. Please try to upload your pictures again. To upload a photo, just click on the "upload attachment" tab below the text box when you are posting a question or a reply, find the picture(s) on your com...
by lorijones
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Perennials and Bulbs
Topic: sick rose bush
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: sick rose bush

Are the flowers and flower buds turning brown and dying? It sounds like it may be botrytis blight (a.k.a. gray mold) which becomes more prevalent during cool, wet weather like we have been having lately. It can be especially damaging to plants when wet, humid conditions continue over several days. B...
by lorijones
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Loquat Tree Bark Peeling
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Loquat Tree Bark Peeling

Is the peeling bark on the trunk or on the branches? Is the tree otherwise healthy or do you notice any dieback of the branches. Loquat is susceptible to fire blight. If it was fire blight, you would notice browning of branches and foliage - almost like they were scorched by fire. This is a systemic...
by lorijones
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: Peach Tree Leaf Curl
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Peach Tree Leaf Curl

This does look like leaf curl but it may also be damage from aphids. To be sure, uncurl some of the leaves to see if you see any aphids on any of the leaves. Their damage is similar to leaf curl. If it turns out that you have aphids, you can spray Bonide Eight or Bonide Fruit Tree Spray according to...
by lorijones
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: aristocrat pear berry problem
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: aristocrat pear berry problem

It looks like your pear has been infected with cedar-quince rust. This fungal disease requires two hosts to complete its life cycle. The initial infection comes from cedar trees and the secondary hosts are usually hawthorne, serviceberry, quince, apples, and crabapples but recently it has been diagn...

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