Burning Bush Plants
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burning bush disease or pest

Zone Massillon, Ohio | [email protected] added on May 13, 2017 | Answered

My 3 year old burning bush is about 2 feet tall. This afternoon I saw what looked like tiny, EVER SO TINY,black bugs. I did not see any of them move they were so tiny. Anyhow, they were predominately on the new growth, concentrated at the ends of the stems and under some leaves. I noticed them because it looked like the stems were sticky and wilted. I also saw ladybugs on the plant. I cut off as much as I could but the plant is lush and full so I could not get to a lot of the problem. What do I spray them with?? and what do you think it is? The plant is next to my beautiful rose bush and I am afraid it will be under attack also. Sorry, I don't know how to get any pictures to Thanks for reading this. Suzanne

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 15, 2017

The Lady Bugs were likely feeding on the bad insects.
Treat the plant with Neem Oil which is safe for people, pets and bees.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/beneficial-insects.htm

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