What's eating my Hydrangea? Pics included

LaurieAugust 5, 2011

Is there some insect eating my Hydrangea?

I just planted this young plant in the early Spring. What should we be spraying on this and should we spray underneath the leaves as well as on top? Any other suggestions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kathi_mdgd

Probably snails/slugs,just get some sluggo and throw it down around the plant.I also used crushed egg shells,especially for the slugs,hate those things worse than snails.Anyway the shells cut the slugs body and kills them.
JMO
Kathi

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 10:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Laurie

Kathi - Thank you! I'll try the Sluggo. I never knew about using crushed eggshells. I'm making an egg casserole this week, so I'll have plenty of shells to use : )

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 12:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

Some of these pests are visible at night only so spot check at different times of the evening. Also, look under rocks where they like to hide. Consider adding some mulch, about 3-4", too to minimize moisture loss and prevent leaves from browning out.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 2:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
norma_2009

I am having the same problems only they are mature plants (pics)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2014 at 9:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
norma_2009

I am having the same problems only they are mature plants (pics)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2014 at 9:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
DEEP blue
When I was growing up my grandmother had big vigorous...
Kristin
Anyone use shrub covers to overwinter in zone5?
I was looking at ways to protect my hydrangeas next...
jager1
New addition
New hydrangea I just picked up at Lowes
emrogers
Blue Billow Hardy in Chicago (Zone 5)
Looking to see if anyone has grown Blue Billow in the...
kfless
Annabelle hydrangea
Well, it's approaching January & I'm thinking spring....
sally6340
Sponsored Products
Concept II Flush 44 Ceiling Fan with Optional Light by Minka Aire Fans
$269.95 | Lumens
Bruck | V/A Track - 39 Inch
$180.00 | YLighting
Golden Tan Square Cut Lamp Shade 5.25x10x9 (Spider)
$24.99 | Lamps Plus
Nico Bronze One-Light Halogen Wall Sconce with Opal Stone Glass
$162.00 | Bellacor
Area Rug: Smithsonian Brown 5' x 8'
Home Depot
Montana Woodworks Homestead China Hutch Stained and Lacquered
Beyond Stores
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™