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Berkeley, CA
anyyard
Oct 26, 2017 11:11 PM CST
I'm seeing this brown spot and black dots in my silver tree. Can anyone tell me what that is and how I can save the plant? Thanks!

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 27, 2017 11:54 AM CST
Welcome!

I don't know what a 'silver tree' is and I don't recognize it from the photos you posted. Could you post a photo of the entire plant?

Also, tell us a little more about it: Does it live in a pot? Indoors or outdoors?
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WillC
Oct 28, 2017 6:09 AM CST
The plant is a Leucadendron argenteum. (It took much research to make that determination.) It is a native of warm climates in South Africa and apparently is quite difficult under cultivation as it does not like to have its roots disturbed. If it is growing outside in Berkeley, it is probably too cold.
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Berkeley, CA
anyyard
Oct 29, 2017 12:56 PM CST
Daisy - it is Leucadendron argenteum and I grow it outdoor in a plastic pot. I've attached the picture of the entire plant.

Will - Thanks for your answer.
Yes it is Leucadendron argenteum and I do grow it outside with a pot. Are you suggesting I move it to indoor with a bigger plant container?

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 29, 2017 1:57 PM CST
No, don't repot or move it. Do the spots squish or rub off?
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Oct 29, 2017 2:12 PM CST

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Berkeley is not too cold! These grow outdoors in SF and Berkeley,
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