|I heard from a grower that Oleander will be subject|
to disease attack in California in near future. Its seems, it is going to be similiar senario as with "Leyland Cypress", that the problem can not be fixed.
I have two questions:
1) Is this true that this disease is comming from Texas to California?
2) Could you suggest a substitute shrrb/plant for "Olender STD" that could be planted as a single stem small tree/shrub 6'tp 8' tall with a canopy. The setting is a large motor court with grand entrance. Your comments on this subject will be appreciated.
Monrovia Nursery product Customer, Elahi Family. Thanks
|You've heard right - there's a potential problem with Nerium. It's a bacterial disease, spread by an insect called the glassy-winged sharpshooter. The insect is a problem in Texas, Arizona and Southern California, but there's a concentrated effort by all three regions to control the insect and keep transmission of the disease in check. If you're interested in a look-alike small tree or large shrub, you might consider olive (Olea europaea). 'Little Ollie' is a dense shrub to 12' high and wide, and 'Majestic Beauty' is an airy, fluffy looking, single trunked tree growing about 25' high.|