Author: Marjan Kluepfel

Waxmyrtle

Common waxmyrtle or Southern bayberry (Morella cerifera; formerly Myrica cerifera) is native to South Carolina and other southeastern States. Its range is from New Jersey to Florida and westward to...

Spirea

Spireas (Spiraea species) are among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow. These attractive shrubs are fast growing and should be grown in full sun for best flowering. They can, however, tolerate...

Pecan Diseases

Pecan trees (Carya illinoensis) are widely grown in South Carolina mainly for both their tasty edible nuts and shade. Pecan trees are susceptible to several diseases in our area due to the hot and...

Cambiando el pH del Suelo

El valor del pH del suelo es la medida de la acidez o alcalinidad del suelo. El pH del suelo afecta directamente la disponibilidad de nutrientes en el suelo. La escala del pH tiene un rango que va...

Yucca

Prepared by Marjan Kluepfel, HGIC Information Specialist, and Bob Polomski, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University. Revised by Karen Russ, HGIC Horticulture Specialist. (New 05/99. Revised 09/07. Images added 09/07.)

Barberry

Barberries are often used in the southern landscape because they tolerate extreme soil and climate conditions and require minimum maintenance. The species most often found in South Carolina are...

Fertilizers

Fertilizers are used to add plant nutrients not adequately supplied by the soil. A soil test is used to determine the amount of nutrients in the soil. The soil test report will make recommendations...

Bunch Grapes

Two primary species of bunch grapes are commercially grown in the United States: the European bunch grape (Vitis vinifera) and the American bunch grape (V. labrusca). South Carolina’s climate...

Euonymus

Euonymus species range from evergreen shrubs such as evergreen euonymus (Euonymus japonicus) to evergreen vines such as wintercreeper euonymus (E. fortunei). Some of the more common species are...

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