Monday, April 20, 2015

Elizabeth

Happily wandering a field-tree nursery last week; and was stopped in my tracks by the vision of an allée of magnolias. The variety Elizabeth is a particularly beautiful creamy yellow. The urge to buy one is tempered, though, by reading Fine Gardening's list of woeful pests and diseases that afflict these beautiful trees.
Problems:  Bacterial leaf spot, spot anthracnose, canker, dieback, butt rot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, fungal spots, weevils, snails, scale insects, thrips, planthoppers.
Yikes. 


1 comment:

Karen said...

Very beautiful.