This is my giant, overgrown, "dwarf" oleander. It was here when we moved in, and much smaller. In 4 years, it has grown quite large, but now I am seeing an unusual phenomenon -- there are large, "full-sized" oleander leaves growing up from the bottom of the shrub, while smaller, dwarf-like leaves come up the middle. Any clues about what's going on? And, I'm sad to report, that one of the two has that common oleander disease, so I think its days are numbered. I cut out all the dying leaves and limbs, but it's still coming back. I just hate to dig them up because they the prime bird and lizard habitat in front of the garage. If you have any ideas on what's going on or suggestions on how to save it, please let me know!
Labels: disease, shrubs