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Hybiscus Tree. Leaves show wart-like growths. Is there a systemic product for defense against pests/disease?

I have recently heavily pruned the tree as it was growing too big. Many known pests were present. Spider Mites, Spiders, caterpillars, grass hopper, and whatever is making the leaves blister with the wart like things.
Bayer have a product called Advance 3 in 1. Both systemic insect and disease control, but they dont sell it in Australia~!
What Yates product/s can I use to keep this Hybiscus tree free of pests and disease?

Submitted: 03:21PM, 18 May 2012
Answer: Hi Matt,
The spider mites (two spotted mites) can be controlled using Nature’s Way Insect and Mite Killer which contains Natrasoap. Caterpillars can be controlled using either Dipel or Yates Success.

The bubbling on the leaves may be caused by Erinose Mites and unfortunately I do not have a product to recommend. It may be best to wait until new growth appears and then treat any pests as they appear rather than apply a whole lot of products in one go.

Ensure the hibiscus is fertilised and apply some Seaweed booster or Yates Uplift Organic Liquid fertiliser to promote healthy growth.

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Tags: hibiscus
Answered: 03:42PM, 18 May 2012

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