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How do I control these cobwebs at the ends of my bottlebrush branches?

The bottlebrush bush is small but the extremities of the branches all have cobwebs on them. I will try and upload a photo tomorrow (Friday) when it is daylight. Also these cobwebs appear to be making the leaves fall off.

Australian Natives • Pests

Hi Frank,

Bottlebrush (Callistemon sp) can be attacked by sawfly larvae which can decimate the plant. The Tea tree webbing moth which generally attacks tea trees (Leptospernum sp) forms a mass of webbing to protect the larvae which feed in a group together. Yates Baythroid is effective in controlling sawfly larvae and also controls a range of caterpillars. The webbing caterpillar can also be removed by hand or clipped.



Answered: 15 Dec, 2011

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