Lower branches dying one by one on a Lillypilly

Please help! What is causing the lower branches of my Lillypilly to die? First the leaves droop, then turn brown and the whole branch effectively dies. It seems like this occurs one by one. Please see photo.


29 October 2020 02:16 PM

Pests or diseases can cause slow die back in lilly pillies. It's a good idea to have a closer look at the dying branches and see if you can observe any pests either on the stems or leaves and treat accordingly.

Pests like borers dig into the branches and as they eat the inside plant material, the branches die back. You'll see holes that are covered with frass or saw-dust like material. There is no control for them, except to prune the affected branches.

If you're still not sure what is causing the die back, please take clear photos of the stem/leaves/branches and send them to us via our contact us form.

Topics: Flowers and Ornamentals Issues: Pests