Disease susceptibility of Japanese Maple
Well, I am pretty darned sure that my large knock out rose succumbed to black spot -- or another disease.
I was looking at the area, thinking about replacing it...... then decided the location would be gorgeous for a coral bark Japanese Maple.
I would pull out the knock out rose and clean up all the dropped leaves.... probably would replace some of the soil with a mix for shrubs and trees....
If the disease spores (or whatever they are) remain in the soil, would it be likely to kill off the maple? Or is the maple more sturdy than the rose?
Any thoughts would be very appreciated! My birthday is in October, and I usually ask for some plants or a tree. The coral bark maple would make a fun present, IF it will survive in this site.