Mike Dana, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University
March often provides excellent examples of landscape planting design decisions that failed to meet the "RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE" axiom. Here, Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon Hollygrape, a broadleaf evergreen, exhibits total foliar necrosis from extreme desiccation due to its landscape location exposed to both direct winter sun and direct westerly and northwesterly winds. Looks like this woody shrub will be grown like a herbaceous perennial this year!
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