Insect Pest Control

Dying Red Top Hedge


Anonymous added on October 11, 2011 | Answered

I have a red top hedge. Some of the plants are dying. The leaves don't seem to be infected. The branches develop a silver scale, first at the bottom and rising up the tree. The leaves die the higher up the tree it goes. Most of the leaves at the top look ok until the scale gets to them. How can I fix this?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 12, 2011

This sounds like a pest infestation. The silvery scale may actually be a pest called scale. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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