Diablo Ninebark Help
This May, I am considering planting some Diablo Ninebarks in an area on the south side of my house rather than Wine & Roses Weigelas due to reports that the Wine & Roses Weigelas may be susceptible to scorching without a little bit of shade. Whatever I plant on the south side of my house will not get a speck of shade, and the soil is very well drained snady loam (mostly loam.) However, I have heard reports that Diablo Ninebark can suffer from powdery mildew. Does anyone else have Diablo Ninebarks that are having a sustained problem with powdery mildew? I also read somewhere that ninebarks only have trouble with powdery mildew if they get too much water. Where I live there is much more of a problem with drought than too much rain. I also thought about planting the Diablo Ninebark and Wine & Roses shrubs together. Any advice you can give me would be very helpful. I just don't want to plant something that I will regret later.