Shrub Problems

Leaves of Shrub All Brown

Anonymous added on August 15, 2015 | Answered

We had a beautiful shrub, sorry don't know the name. Leaves are a dark red. I went to mow and all the leaves are now brown. There is a tiny nest around the leaves with tiny larvae. Only a few shoots remain with any color. Can I trim back the bush, eliminating all the affected areas? This has been a hardy and healthy shrub. They are not tent caterpillars. Hope that's enough info. How far to cut back? It's a 4 ft bush.

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Answered on August 17, 2015

Yes, trim away the dead material and treat with Neem Oil. Destroy the material, do not compost.

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