I have recently planted a Privet. It has a few small holes in the leaves and also some of the leaves are curling. Can you recommend a treatment.
Dear Linda Go,
Thank you very much for your inquiry. I asked my garden expert Susan Gruber for a little help on this one. See her response below.
There are several insects that can cause small holes and/or leaf curling on privet. I would advise taking a sample to a local nursery or extension expert to get a positive ID of the pest before attempting control. It may not be beneficial to apply a pesticide at this point.
Leaf curling of foliage on newly planted shrubs may also be a sign of water stress. Be sure the plant gets a good soaking once a week. Allow the soil to become almost dry between waterings.
Again, thanks for the question and let me know if you have more.
Trey Rogers, The Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctor, YardDoctor.com
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