Holly Bushes

Bugs on Holly

Anonymous added on May 20, 2011 | Answered

Holly has white masses on branches. They are soft, and have red liquid when squeezed. Leaves on bush are dropping as well.

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Answered on May 21, 2011

It sounds like you may have scale or mealybugs. I would recommend neem oil. I have found it to be very effective against these pests. Here is more information on it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

For additional information on scale bugs, which commonly affect these plants, here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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