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Symptoms

Elaeagnus has few pests so if you notice shoots covered in sooty mould this is a fairly sure sign. Heavy infestations cause early leaf fall.

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A sap-sucking pest that covers the Elaeagnus shoots in a sooty mould and honeydew. The pest feeds on the underside of the leaves.

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Control

Comment from TJ Brosnan

I would be interested in any more information in controling these pests. I though i had them under control last year but they have come back even stronger this year and now i can see some leaf drop beginning

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  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2013 11:28
  • Last reply: Wed. 17th July 2013 11:59

Can these suckers kill the whole plant or will they just de-leaf?

Comment from john guilbert

Hi,
Just figured I have these after 4 years of lovely green bushes. The 80 bushes have heaps of these under the leaves and a few on top and all leaves starting to droop. How long would it take to kill a single tree? Is there any way to get rid of these with non-pesticide products - I have heard washing-up liquid works???. I have about 180 feet of these bushes.

Your help would be most appreciated.

Thanks.

John.

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  • Posted: Sun. 9th June 2013 20:58