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Q.My Rose Of Sharon Has The Tips Of All The Branches Bitten Off

Zone 38572 | Anonymous added on August 5, 2021 | Answered

I planted this bush last spring and it has looked ok until recently. Something is eating the buds also and it is not flowering. It’s still a small bush and every branch has the tips bitten off

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Answered on August 6, 2021

Pictures of the damage can sometimes suggest the type of insect: leaf cutter bees, weevils or even Japanese beetles. You need to catch the culprit in the act -some do the damage only at night- in order to apply appropriate counter measures. You can also take samples to a local plant nursery or garden center for identification; put them in a sealed, transparent plastic envelope. Include a few leaves that will show the type of leaf damage.

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