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How do I control webs on my LillyPilly & Camellia leaves?

What is the cause? Spiders are not visible. They are spreading throughout the garden and the leaves and branches die.

Australian Natives • Pests

Hi Henry,

I think there are a number of pests on your lillypillies and camellias. The main one I can see is called scale. You will see lumps on the leaves and stems, and this is scale. Scale is a sucking insect which sucks sap from the leaf leaving a honey dew substance which, after a period of time, turns into Sooty Mould. Unless you control this pest, your plant will continue to deteriorate. Now is the time to control this pest when the young scales is active and crawling. You will need to spray either a contact spray such as PestOil . It is possible that the red spider mite has also been active on your plants. When spraying the PestOil , you will also be able to control this mite. Several applications may be necessary to get this pest outbreak under control. Your plants will be suffering health wise so you will need to improve their situation by applying an excellent product called Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It's a organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. With a little care, I am sure you will soon be able to restore good health to your trees.



Answered: 20 Nov, 2012

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