ravaged by Japanese beetle
Hello, another question by this newbie, hopefully the last one for today.
Our rose bush, which bloomed so beautifully this year, has lost maybe more than half of its leaves from Japanese beetles. Another larger tree, that had beautiful dark pink blossoms this spring had a large chunk of its leaves taken as well.
Would these trees survive and bloom the same next year? Or are they much weaker (not as healthy) and it may not bloom or even die from it? I guess what I am asking is that I can see what the beetles have done, but I am wondering if the damage is permanent (or goes deeper and beyond the surface).
I am sorry that I am so ignorant in this area. I've read about posts in this forum about how to get rid of the beetles, but not about what I can do about plants that have been ravaged. If the treets are not as healthy because of the beetle damage, what can we do at this point? Any guidance is appreciated.