Marcus Billings wrote:Hi Todd,
I wasn't sure that there was anything that could slow down autumn olive. I wish I ship you some the hundreds I have. Redhawk's take on the bark splitting is in line with what I've seen in the past with a few other species. One question, is this on mature bushes? I ask, because I've never really given much thought to the lifespan of these bushes. (Mostly because I can't seem to get rid of them no matter what I do) I've seen similar bark cracks in the past and they always seem to be on big, mature autumn olives. Again, not sure of the "average lifespan". Just a thought.
Tj Jefferson wrote:Wow that is surprising. Todd we were discussing other legumes on that thread and it may be that caragana is a better bet. Russian olives are super hardy as well, but my experience is that they don't like wet feet and that may be true of the autumn olives as well.
What is growing in damp areas around there? Can you getindigobush?