Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bush


Anonymous added on June 7, 2011 | Answered

What causes holes in the leaves of a butterfly bush and down towards the bottom of the plant? The stems are brown not green.


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 8, 2011

I suspect the culprit is slugs. They come out at night and disappear during the day. While you would not always see them, if you know for certain they are there or find evidence of their nightly visits, this should confirm the fact that they are munching on your shrub. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

As for the stems, this article will help determine if your shrub is still alive or not. If it is and the stems or roots are still healthy, the shrub should come back. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Butterfly Bushes

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.