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for Carolina Gardener Vol. 24 Issue 6, July/Aug 2012
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This plant was first identified in 1784 by Swedish naturalist Peter Thunberg and later named for Dutch physician and botanist Martin Houttuyu. It is a plant of many names. Loewer describes its characteristics and what to watch out for if used as ground cover.
Yoest describes how the addition of a gate to a garden can enhance its appearance. She includes design strategies and hardware and accessories.
A blight affecting boxwoods has been discovered in North Carolina and several other Eastern states. The blight defoliates and kills the plant and is recognized by dark spots on leaves. The disease has been traced to some 30,000 seedlings produced by two growers in north-central North Carolina. The blight is an invasive having arrived from Europe or New Zealand through shipping.