Posts Tagged ‘dogwood’

Dogwood – Blooming in Fall

Q: My dogwood is blooming again (in August). How can this be? A: Dogwoods are known to bloom in fall when they get rain after a stressful summer. That said, I don’t think this past summer was very stressful. But...

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Dogwood – Bleeding Orange Sap

Q: I have a dogwood that was injured with snow load and we cut off the broken branch. I put prunning sealer on the cut and now it looks like this. It looks like it is bleeding to death. A:...

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Is this berry poisonous? (ID complete)

I live in N. Virginia, and my apartment complex has these trees/shrubs in the area behind my unit. While I was out playing with my dog, he ate one of the berries he found on the ground. The berries began...

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Dogwood – Diseases

Nothing can panic a homeowner like the threat of disease to their prized dogwoods. Dogwood trees in Atlanta have had several problems this spring. Brown, distorted leaves and severe leaf drop are common complaints. Fortunately, the problems are probably not...

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Dogwood – Spot Anthracnose

Q: My dogwood tree has dozens of tiny purple spots on each leaf. The leaves are twisted and disfigured. Other dogwoods in the neighborhood look fine. How will this affect the tree? A: Ah, sweet mysteries of nature! Why a...

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Dogwood- Drought Effects

Q: With the terrible drought, I have several dogwood trees on which the leaves have all turned brown and have begun to fall off. I know they won’t put back on leaves this year, but are they going to be...

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Butterfly Bush – Problems

Q: I have a problem with a butterfly bush that has been very healthy every season until now. One side of it is wilted with all the leaves shriveling. However, all the leaves are still green – none have turned...

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Tree Seedlings – Purchasing Inexpensively

Q: I want to plant chestnut oak trees. I haven’t been able to find them for sale or in the woods. Could you point me in the right direction? A: The Georgia Forestry Commission Reforestation Department sells several species of...

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Grafting – Onto Bradford Pear

Q: Would it be possible to graft another fruit tree (some type of cherry preferably) to a freshly cut Bradford pear stump? I have three eighteen-year old Bradfords in my side yard that I would like to replace.   A:...

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Broom Sedge Identification

Q: We are building a rural homestead display at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and using broom sedge for thatch and for brooms. Can you give me the scientific name of broom sedge? A: It’s a grass, not a sedge, but...

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Dogwood – Sprouts on Trunk

Q: I have a dogwood tree in partial shade which looks healthy enough except that leaves started growing out of the trunk. I thought it was a vine growing up the tree. Someone told me it had a virus called...

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Magnolia – Plant from Seed

Q: My big magnolia tree bloomed wonderfully this year. Now it has big pods with red seeds. I want to plant the seed and grow more of them to put on our farm. How does one plant magnolia seed? A:...

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Dogwood – Saving an Old One

Q: Last year we lost two old dogwoods (approximately 30 years old) in our backyard. We have another old dogwood in the front yard and now it too looks sickly. Not many blooms – just sort of twiggy looking. Do...

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Trees – Topping a Bad Idea

Q: I have a question about the sweetgum trees in my front yard. Three of them are very tall and quite ‘spindly’. I’d like to keep the trees, but I’d like for them to provide more shade. I’m considering having...

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Powdery Mildew – Euonymus

Q: There are powdery spots all over the leaves of my euonymus. I believe this is called powdery mildew. If so, what can I do about it? A: The name of this disease exactly fits its description doesn’t it? Powdery...

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Dogwood – Fragrant

Q: A few years ago a dogwood tree began to grow in one of our fallow flower beds. I have seen many dogwoods throughout my life so I knew the leaves of this strange tree were larger than a normal...

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Dogwood – Septoria Leaf Spot

Q: I have spots on my dogwood as shown in the attached picture. Can you help? A: It’s septoria leaf spot. In my view it is not generally a big problem but removing fallen leaves in autumn is a good...

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Dogwood – Damage to Young One

Q: My wife and I planted this pink dogwood on our wedding day in April. We call it our wedding tree and it is very special to us. Do you have any idea about what is happening to our poor...

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