I had an olive tree that was doing quite well until we had to remove it last year. The leaves dried up and fell off. I think it had that disease that causes rings in the branches (when cut). It has been out of the ground for a year.
I want to replant a weeping cherry tree but have read that some diseases can live in the soil even after you remove an affected tree. My questions are...
1- If I do get a weeping cherry, will it just become affected too?
2- I am looking to get a weeping cherry that looks like an open umbrella, not the ones that look like a tall vertical fountain. Does anyone know what type I should ask for at the nursery?
Obviously, I am a beginning gardener. Things that might be helpful to know... I live in Sacramento California, the spot I am planting is in direct sunlight and on a drip system so the soil stays pretty moist during the summer.
On a side note, I can't seem to find any trailing verbena for my hanging baskets. Is it just out of season right now?