We're living on the north shore of Kauai and have a few questions about the hedge around our house.
Does anyone know what this plant is?
Also, it appears to be dying. There are some black areas on the branches. There are empty areas and it generally looks really poor. We're not sure if the drip edge of the roof causes excess moisture possibly, but the hedge has been there for 25 years or more?
Anyone have any thoughts as to what the black stuff is (as seen in lower left of picture)?
We're thinking about replacing it as we're not happy with the variegated foliage and would like something richer, more hardy, and something with flowers and possibly fragrant. Any suggestions?
If we replace it, do we have to do anything special to make sure to get rid of the black stuff?
Any thoughts on the problem or its fix would be greatly appreciated.