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Author: Marjan Kluepfel


Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) is an extremely popular evergreen groundcover. Native to Japan and China, Japanese pachysandra enjoys widespread use primarily in the cooler regions of...

Pine Diseases

Pine trees (Pinus species) are important to South Carolina not only for their ornamental value but also for lumber, watershed management, wildlife habitat, and Christmas trees. There are over 125...

Sycamore Diseases & Insect Pests

Of the 10 species of sycamore (Platanus species), one species, American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), and one hybrid, London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia) are common in South Carolina. Both...

Oak Diseases & Insect Pests

Although many types of oak trees (Quercus species) are well adapted to South Carolina, they still may be affected by a variety of insect pests and diseases. Always maintain healthy oak trees by...

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