Maybe you’re alternative would work. I was told to use 12-6-8 mix 1:1 with milorganite, 3lbs each. There is little or no nitrogen in our native Southern California soils. The eggs will hatch into larvae which do most of the pest-eating. It’s nice, but I read above that grass can rob the tree of nutrients. However, the roots of one of the trees is pushing up one of the pavers on a path that goes by it. They were 15 gallon trees when planted and they are in a very large planter bed with plenty of space and full sun. If your home is in Zone 15 you can grow gold medallion tree. If you want a boxed tree you can go to any tree farm and they will deliver, but a 15-gallon specimen is likely to take off better and get established quicker. These coastal conditions of Zone 24 don’t change to the slightly more extreme conditions (cooler in winter, warmer in summer and sunnier year-round) of Zone 23 until you reach the other side of the first hill away from the ocean. The first 8 poisonous trees for dogs are in the Rose and Walnut families. Decreased appetite, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, skin irritation. I suggest you ask your veterinarian. I stop overnight in Carmel, Morro Bay and Santa Barbara. Some of the most often reported symptoms are: Itâs very informative, thank you! Do not use them in compost and do not use them as mulch anywhere else in the garden since the eggs and dead bodies of the pests are in and on the leaves. It contains a substance called cardiac glycosides which can cause heart irregularities, muscle tremors, vomiting, and diarrhea. it kills white grubs by confusing them so they cannot do the things they need to do to survive. I have been in Hollywood a couple of times recently and noticed how cool the weather was there compared to usual summer temperatures. It’s leafing out with healthy branches at the bottom We’ve had it for a couple of years and have yet to see it bloom. In spring when the lace bugs first become visible squirt them from underneath the leaves with a strong spray of water from the hose. However, any tree even a cassia if planted into hard or shallow soil with poor drainage will tend to grow spreading roots on the surface of the ground. Will this be too much water. cassia tree. I know the UC recommends this action after the blossoms are gone and whereas I am an Honorary Master Gardener and support the UC system, I am also an avid organic gardener and I try in every way I can to get everyone to garden that way. One way to handle this is to watch and see when most pods are on the tree and hire help annually to remove them before they fall on the ground. If I do plant now, is there a special winter fertilizer I should use, and how often should I water in these winter months? So I guess my question is, what are my chances of actually being able to get it to grow, and also, how would I go about starting it? (15-gallon trees often get a better start and in a couple of years overtake larger sizes.) Continue Reading, Gardening Question From Martha: I have access to a commercial mushroom farm that makes its spent mushroom medium available at no charge to gardeners. (It’s quite a large terrace, 10×30 feet, concrete, and extends well out from under the terraces above because it’s the top of the garage entrance. Will it cause problems if we just touch them? The seedpods are the most toxic because they have a concentrated amount of lupine alkaloids. If, on the other hand, you live in east bay San Diego, you can order Cassia leptophylla from any nursery or purchase one at any tree farm. Yes, you can safely cut away that root so the paver lies flat. Also using the systemic after the leaves have fallen off will do nothing to kill the pests. Question from Dee: Be sure to provide good drainage. March is the correct time to fertilize the basic landscape but I gather you might not have done that. âVery poisonousâ means exactly what it says. I have planted three and wish I could say the same for mine. This is because gardens in East Bay San Francisco are located in Sunset Climate Zone 17 and Cassia leptophylla is not adapted to growing in that climate zone. Am I safe to shave a bit off the root so the pavers can lay flat again? These areas enjoy salubrious micro-climates a few degrees warmer year-round than most of Zone 24 and thus they are conducive to growing many subtropical and tropical plants, including orchids, bananas, mangos and other tropical fruits. What is the root structure like? I am trying to do it as organically as possible. Dog poison No. In northern Carlsbad, Zone 24 extends approximately half way from the coast to Vista and in southern Carlsbad slightly further inland than Palomar Airport. However, though you say there is plenty of room for roots, if the roots really are out there in the ground and not wound round and round, it may well be the size of the planter that is restricting their growth. Or does it require ingesting? Do not wait for symptoms to appear! In my opinion pesticides are not only killing bees they are also the main cause of cancer among human beings. Last year it was full and spectacular. Northbound, go on Saturday. I do not recommend growing Cassia leptophylla in containers. Thank you. It also needs full sun and protection from cold ocean winds. Gold medallion tree is adapted to growing in coastal climates (areas of ocean influence.) It is easiest to begin with a boxed specimen that is fairly large and already trained into a well-balanced umbrella shape on a single sturdy trunk. A final word of caution: if you destroy these trees and plant something faster growing and eventually larger in your planters, they are likely to cause all kinds of problems. Laboratory tests that will be performed depend on your dog’s symptoms, how much of the plant was eaten, and when this occurred. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center reported that in 2017, 5 percent of all calls were related to pets ingesting plants toxic to them, making it ninth on their list of the top 10 pet toxins. All parts of the tree are poisonous, including the seeds, pods, flowers, buds, leaves, petals, wood, bark, and roots. Some of the larger and more easily recognized micro-climates created by the natural lay of the land in Carlsbad include south-facing properties just north of Batiquitos, Agua Hedionda, and Buena Vista Lagoons that are protected from ocean wind. As with any other suspected plant poisoning, it is preferable if you can bring a part of the plant with you to show the veterinarian. The first requirement of this tree is good drainage. If you fear your dog has ingested the leaves of a poisonous tree, contact your veterinarian immediately. Boredom or a deficiency in diet might urge a dog to ingest or chew on a harmful substance. Wait until your cassia has finished blooming next year then immediately prune it as hard as you wish. Sunset Western Garden Book says that Cassia leptophylla is a fast growing tree to thirty feet. The veterinarian will then give your dog a complete and thorough physical examination, which includes vitals, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, breath sounds, and reflexes. The signs are usually noticeable in less than an hour. But I am dismayed to hear you treated the ground with a systemic. We found out today what type of tree it is.