Questions tagged: lilly pilly

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Gail
Answer: Dear Gail, Without more information on the problem you have with your Acmena hedge, it is difficult to know if it is being attacked by a pest or if...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 01:19PM, 12 Apr 2010
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Michele
Answer: Hi Michelle, Lilly pillys can be attacked by a range of pests including caterpillars. Dipel and Success will control these. There are also leaf ea...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 10:04AM, 27 Jul 2011
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Bret
Answer: Hi Bret, The small pimples like structures are caused by psyllids which can be treated with Confidor. Lightly trim some of the leaves to help red...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 08:58AM, 16 Aug 2011
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Helen
Answer: Hi Helen, The leaves of the lillypilly look quite badly chewed similar to the damage caused by a possum. Also have a close look for caterpillars i...
Category: Diseases
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Answered: 08:32AM, 04 Oct 2011
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John
Answer: Hi John,You may have to tip prune the hedges to clean up and remove any torn and damaged stems and foliage. Apply some Seaweed Booster or Yates Upl...
Category: General
Tags: lilly pilly, hail
Answered: 03:25PM, 06 Oct 2011
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Marie
Answer: Hi Marie, Garden Gold Fertiliser for native plants contains a Granular wetting agent as well as the fertiliser which has been specially formulated ...
Category: Fertilising
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Answered: 10:09AM, 13 Dec 2011
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Tony
Answer: Hi Tony, Thank you for sending the photo. From what I can see, it appears as though the leaves may have been affected by sunburn. As the plants lo...
Answered: 03:06PM, 03 Jan 2012
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Peter
Answer: Hi Peter, If the lilly pilly is in a pot it could be losing its leaves due to lack of water or sunlight. If there are curl grubs in the soil in th...
Category: General
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Answered: 12:40PM, 03 Feb 2012
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Megan
Answer: Hi Megan, The leaves appear very mottled and this could be due to mites. Have you noticed any fine webbing on the underside of the leaves? Unfort...
Category: Diseases
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Answered: 01:34PM, 17 Jul 2012
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Amy
Answer: Hi Amy, The insect that is causing damage to your lilly pilly is the white wax scale. The mature female scale is capable of laying many eggs which...
Answered: 03:32PM, 23 Jul 2012
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veronica
Answer: Hi Veronica, The sooty mould is produced when a sap sucking insect such as scale or mealy bug exudes a sugary substance. The sooty mould grows on ...
Category: General
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Answered: 04:22PM, 05 Sep 2012
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Peter
Answer: Hi Peter, The bush cherry lilly pilly can be root pruned. When you next pot up, trim the root and place into new potting mix. Trim the upper folia...
Answered: 11:38AM, 08 Oct 2012
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Renata
Answer: Hi Renata, The hedge is probably one of the lilly pilly varieties which are susceptible to psyllids infestations. These insects can be controlled ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 01:40PM, 30 Oct 2012
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emily
Answer: Hi Emily, The lillypilly has mealy bug and this can be controlled with Pest oil or Confidor. As the problem is quite bad you will need a follow up...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 12:22PM, 04 Dec 2014
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Eileen
Answer: There are a huge number of plants which can be used as hedges, some are easy to form into hedges others need a lot of attention to form them. Murr...
Answered: 10:10AM, 07 Apr 2015
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Sally
Answer: Scale can be a difficult problem to control. White oil controls scale by covering the insects breathing pores and suffocating it. This means that a...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:07PM, 28 May 2015
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Belinda
Answer: You don’t really need to wait to replant the area as these are not systemic problems. If you are going to replant with another Lilly Pilly I ...
Answered: 10:36AM, 19 Jun 2015
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Gayle
Answer: Hi Gayle That doesn’t look too awful to me. Leaves on evergreens naturally have a turnover and will be replaced buy fresh new growth. The soi...
Category: General
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Answered: 01:58PM, 16 Oct 2015
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Joy
Answer: This is a very common problem in Lilly Pillys. It is caused by a sap sucking insect called a psyllid. They case the little pimples in the leaves an...
Category: General
Answered: 02:25PM, 11 Dec 2015
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Lee
Answer: Hello Lee, It does sound like some damage may have been done to the roots when the plant was blown around. I would suggest pruning back at least 30...
Answered: 08:10PM, 02 Feb 2016
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Tim
Answer: Lilly pilly’s are a great addition to a garden but they are also prone to a few insect problems. It seems like you have a problem with mites ...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 12:00PM, 15 Feb 2016
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Ashlyn
Answer: Hi Ashlyn Lilly Pilly’s are generally pest resistant but they are affected by a couple. It sounds like you are having a problem scale. These ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 10:42AM, 10 Mar 2016
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Angela
Answer: Hi Angela, Thank you for contacting us regarding your Lilly Pilly. It’s hard to say exactly what caused the death of your plant without getti...
Category: General
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Answered: 12:10PM, 12 Mar 2016
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Frances
Answer: Hello Frances, It does appear to be possible caterpillar damage, at least in part. For caterpillars, we recommend treating with Yates Success Ultra...
Category: Pests
Answered: 06:13PM, 08 Apr 2016
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Melanie
Answer: Hello Melanie, It looks like sucking pests have been feeding on your fruit in early stages of development. While the fruit may be fine to use regar...
Answered: 03:30PM, 15 May 2016
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Jen
Answer: Hi There It looks like you’re having some problems with a fungal spot. Lilly Pillies are generally resistant to most of these but if your tree is s...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 09:38AM, 11 Jul 2016
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Jaime
Answer: Hi Jaime, Thanks for contacting Yates. It looks like it is suffering from a bit of sunburn there. The hot days and the reflection from the hard sur...
Answered: 02:14PM, 27 Jan 2017
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michele
Answer: Hi Michele, Thank you for contacting Yates. It is very strange that the Hibiscus Flower Beetle is attacking your Lilly Pillies. Their main plants o...
Answered: 10:51AM, 01 May 2017
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Dan
Answer: Hi Dan, Thanks for contacting Yates. From the photo it looks like it is the larvae of the Green Strip Beetle (Paropsides calypso). Unfortunately, w...
Answered: 12:00PM, 04 Jun 2017
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Kevin
Answer: Hi Kevin, Thanks for contacting Yates. It looks like your Lilly Pilly is under a pest attack. I can see scale damage there. What I would recommend ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 02:35PM, 22 Jul 2017