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diseased holly, identity and help!

Posted by emmyt z6a PA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 2, 11 at 20:07

Hello. About half of my large holly bush is turning brown and has what looks like some kind of insect larva on the backs of the leaves.
Can anyone help identify what it is and what I can do about it?

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RE: diseased holly, identity and help!

Scale. Your County Extension Office likely has a publication detailing approved treatment in your area.


RE: diseased holly, identity and help!

The scale insect is the small tan spot. The elongated white thing is its egg case.

Depending upon the shrub's size, begin by physically eradicating what you see.

RE: diseased holly, identity and help!

Thanks. It's a large, dense bush, and it looks like the scale is all the way onto the main trunks, so unless there's a treatment I may have to dig out the whole thing. :-(

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