Euonymus Scale (Unaspis euonymi) problem on Euonymus Aortunei (Blondy)
Hi I have a very mature Euonymus Fortunei ( Blondy) plant that seems to have a very large infestation of Euonymus Scale. Reading articles on the internet it suggests that the best way to deal with the problem is to cut it back. I do like the size of this plant and wondered if this is the only way to deal with it? What was to happen if I don't do anything to get rid of the infestation? and If I do need to cut it back by how much do I need to cut it back too? Will it look bizarre with new growth if it is cut back? Many thanks Stacy
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Many times this species is very invasive, and can deal with a VERY heavy cutting back. Second, I would invest in some neem oil, as this will get rid of any remaining scale.
Here is a collection of articles on euonymous, and their care. Although it will give you information on many species, most of them have the same care requirements: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/euonymus/