Photinia Leaf Spot

If you have Red Tip Photinia in your yard, you are most likely familiar with the red-purple leaf spots that can appear on the leaves. This spotting is caused by a fungus, Entomosporium, and can cause damage to Photinia and Indian Hawthorn. Other plants in the rose family that may be infected include loquat, flowering quince, pyracantha and pear. We frequently see severe damage after periods of frequent rainfall, although overhead watering for lawns that hits the shrubs is also a factor. The disease starts as tiny, round, bright red [...]

By | 2017-04-26T08:52:11+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Plants|

Growing Roses in Central Texas

Knowing which class of rose you want to grow is an important decision. Shopping for roses can be confusing, and having a basic knowledge before you choose your rose can increase your chance of success. Roses with similar characteristics are grouped in to a number of different “classes”.   Hybrid Tea roses are usually grafted (budded) on a vigorous rootstock, and bear large, many-petaled flowers that grow on a long stem. They can bloom continually throughout the growing season, and many are fragrant. These roses usually grow quite tall, (3’-6’) [...]

By | 2017-04-20T11:38:01+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Plants|