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very commonly used as a fence.
i read it now,i responde to you directely from the home page streem,only now i saw your very clinical:)info.the plant i spott it apears beiing of exclent else,is the vírus spread in all continents?
Antonio,thsi fungus is very destructive and it is a matter of time before the shrub Succumbs to this fungus"Entomosporium" Nowadays the shrub is being replaced by " Chinese Photinia'.Scroll down the comments to see my comment on the fungus.
And there are a cure?or is a radical fungus,the kind that as not cure?
Yup Antonio,red for sure!Infact I decided to photograph it after i saw your spotting.After i read the article on how these have become victims to Fungus, I examined my shrub . I saw lots of black patches on the leaves.The plant,in general, is almost reaching extinction due to its vulnerability to this fungus.
voilá! this one as the red leaves
After I read this , I will take better care of my shrub. in the last ten years or so, Red-tip has gone from the top of the list to the bottom due to intense pressure from a devastating fungal disease.Red-tip is highly susceptible to the fungal pathogen known as Entomosporium that causes leaf spots and ultimately defoliation. The disease has all but eliminated Red-tip from the list of recommended shrubs for Southern landscapes. In fact, the disease is so widespread that one plant pathologist jokingly explained that there are two types of Red-tip, those that have the disease and those that are going to get it! So, even though newly planted Red-tip bushes may stay disease free for many years, ultimately they will succumb to the inevitable.
These are quite strong. We hardly water this bush.
I had a decent group of this in my backyard, but a bitter winter followed by a brutal summer last year destroyed it and several other plants.
Thanks Ashish, I will add to the red mission.
and also thanks for the Id too,Goody and Viv.
Must add to Red Mission...
Thanks for the bonus.It;s enriching. Would be happy if there were some bugs on it,let alone the Australian Stick insects.
I know this plant well. It serves as a substitute food item for giant prickly stick insects from Australia (Extatosoma tiaratum). There's your trivia for the day. :-)
Thnx so much Viv!
Lat: 36.70, Long: -118.76
Spotted on Mar 31, 2012 Submitted on Mar 31, 2012