Haywood County, North Carolina

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Weeping Cherry growing wide but not tall

My miniature weeping cherry label says tree is supposed to grow 12' - 18'. After 5 years, it has grown no taller than 4' but limbs are extremely long. Since the the tree is so short the ends of limbs are lying on the ground. The trunk is very thick, limbs are too. It seems very healthy in every other respect, no since of disease or pests. It's bloomed every year but now seems to put all it's energy into limb growth so only bloomed at tips of limbs the past 2 years. I have never pruned it as I thought it might put more energy into limb growth instead of height. Soil is clay with poor drainage but all my other trees - flowering plums, kousa dogwood, crepe myrtle, quansan? cherry, maples and willows - are doing great. One of my flowering plums was planted at same time several yards away and is doing well. I currently don't have photos but can take some if needed. Have any ideas what's going on and what I should do?

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Haywood County North Carolina trees and shrubs over 2 years ago

BLUE SPRUCE FUNGUS

HOW MUCH DACONIL SHOULD I USE PER GALLON OF WATER TO TREAT MY BLUE SPRUCE TREE TRUNK

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Haywood County North Carolina blue spruce horticulture fungicides over 1 year ago

Weeping cherry not growing

Tim, here are some photos you requested. 1st in front of my house - you can see how short it is. 2nd is from other side. I can't mow or weedeat around it because the branches bend when they reach the ground and spread all over the ground. I don't know how to prune it because it's not growing like any tree I've ever had. It was about 2' tall sapling with limbs shaped to grow from left and right when I bought it. All the other trees looked the same. 3rd is trunk up to limbs.

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Haywood County North Carolina trees and shrubs over 2 years ago

Strange Caterpillar ID

Found this large green caterpillar with one yellow rear horn and false eyes in back and 4 black/yellow/red horns in front with tiny black spots over it. A diligent Google search turned up no matches - it was in a Tulip Tree.

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Haywood County North Carolina tulip-tree moth callosamia angulifera about 3 years ago

Two spiders found in western NC

The blue, yellow & black one was outside. The other, which I believe is a Brown Recluse, was in the house! Yikes!

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Haywood County North Carolina spiders about 2 years ago

Plant

What kind of plant is this?

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Haywood County North Carolina horticulture plant identification over 3 years ago

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