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Posted: Oct/05/2005 7:45 PM PST
i have 2 butterfly bushes one is a black night--i think and the other is silver--something--i can't remember--but anyway they both have yellowing leaves and black spots on the leaves--fungus?
i know one of them may be getting too much water from the sprinklers but the other doesn't?
next, i have a hibicus (it has orange flowers can't remember name)
that is not blooming--i planted it in march and there have been 2 flowers--lots of buds but then they just dry up.
BTW--i am in san jose, ca--zone 12? and we have clay soil
Posted: Oct/18/2005 4:57 PM PST
Hi Pink500 and a belated welcom to GG! I don't know much about butterfly bushes or hibiscus.
There is a thread about butterfly bushes that was started awhile ago. It is here http://www.gardenguides.com/forum/showthread.ph p?t=15075&page=1&pp=15&highlight=butterfly+bush Compare your leaves to those in this thread and see if you have the same thing. If not, maybe you can post a picture.
As to the Hibiscus, are they turning yellow and falling off? If so, it's probably too much water of not enough. I have the same problem too.
Hopefully, someone will come along with more help than I can give.