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We have planted a hedge of lilli pilli resilience and are finding leaves with either a disease or bug.

The plants are in the ground 6 months from tube stock and doing very well in general. We found leaves on some which are twisting and browning and appear to have something living on them. Today we did find a very small grasshopper on one of them.

Australian Natives • Pests

Hi Nola,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Lilly pilly could get affected easily by psyllids ( pimpled leaves) and calypso beetles (chewed marks). As we don't have any products in our range that are registered for this purpose, the best advice we can provide for control is to use a hand removal method. This is best done in the late afternoon when the beetles are not as fast moving. Get a bucket of soapy water handy place underneath the trees branches. Shake the branch to remove any of the beetles and drop them into the bucket of water. 

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)



Answered: 24 Feb, 2021

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