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Q.Butterfly Bush Performing Poorly

Zone 40356 | Anonymous added on June 18, 2021 | Answered

The leaves are speckling yellow all around and the underneath leaves starting from the bush base are shriveling you and drying out and dying, the bush is looking sparse and it was full and beautiful; this happened last year as well but much later in the growing season.

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Answered on June 30, 2021

It looks like spider mite damage. Be sure to keep the bushes watered, because spider mites love hot, dry conditions. Here is info on control:


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