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We have a very neat low (hedge. It is evergreen with small glossy green/red leaves attacked by psyllids

Unfortunately, since we have only just moved into the property, I do not know its name.
It appears to have been attacked by psyllids, with raised round "blobs" on a large majority of leaves.
Will this kill off the hedge? Is the psyllid infection dangerous to the plant ( it doesn't seem to have affected anything else)How do we treat it and when?

Submitted: 02:34PM, 29 Oct 2012
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The hedge is probably one of the lilly pilly varieties which are susceptible to psyllids infestations. These insects can be controlled using Pest oil or Confidor. The new Confidor tablets are excellent as longer control is achieved. I have attached some further information on psyllids for your interest.

http://www.yates.com.au/problem-solver/problems/psyllids/

Treatment is best in the Spring months when the new growth occurs. If you are clipping regularly remove the clippings and then apply the insecticide.

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