Tree barks are sometimes overlooked in planning a garden. Yet they can be one of the most attractive, permanent features, giving year round interest and…
Plant a well grown specimen from a good nursery in a hole twice the size of the container, to give room for root growth and avoid the danger of water collecting in the roots.
Stake with a tree tie attached to a post on the the side of prevailing winds and water regularly in the first growing season - a full watering can 1-3 times a week, depending on conditions.
Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.