Evergreen Dogwood

Discussion in 'Cornus (dogwoods)' started by passionflower, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. passionflower

    passionflower Member

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    Powell River
    Have an evergreen dogwood-it looks quite pathetic. Browned up leaves and it has never flowered. I have a feeling it's not indigenous to this area and this might just be the problem but perhaps someone out there has some ideas for trying to improve its health.
    Any suggestions would be great.
    Thank you.
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Cornus capitata and C. elliptica (C. kousa angustata) are east Asian in origin. Best foliage appearance occurs in a moist, shaded site. Summer drought and blazing sunshine are not appreciated. They also require good drainage, as do so many plants. If a specimen has been having its roots rotted by water molds its leaves will start to look bad eventually. Another fairly common problem is honey fungus (Armillaria), this also destroys the roots (and stem) of a great many kinds of plants, when these are placed in infested soil (and the fungus goes on the attack, something that does not always occur everywhere it is present).

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