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Medium_magnolia_leaf_holes Magnolia Little Gem - Holes in Leaves

Hi have leaves on numerous magnolia plants that look like this. Can you help identify what's chewing them and what I need to control it? Most of the leaves affected are at the bottom of the tree. There is often a hole right through to the underside of the leaf, but not always. There is no evidence of sooty mould.
Thanks!

Submitted: 07:56PM, 14 Jul 2016
Answer: Hi Heather,

Thank you for contacting Yates regarding the magnolia tree, it looks like the damage was caused by chewing insects such as caterpillars or beetle larvae. Have a close examination under the leaves and you should be able to spot them. Try Yates Success Ultra Insect Control. Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/pest-control/insects-concentrates/yates-success-ultra-insect-control/

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturalist

Category: Pests
Tags: magnolia, foliage
Answered: 08:32AM, 15 Jul 2016

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