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Q.Something Seems To Be Eating Our Burford Holly Plants. How Can We Treat This Problem.

Zone Dickinson Texas 77539 | lneitzel added on March 25, 2024 | Answered

Our Burford holly bushes are thinning out- no leaves on some branches. Many leaves are half eaten but we see no sign of caterpillars, moths or aphids. Sometimes there are just “white/tan” spots on leaves. What can we do to save our plants?

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Answered on March 25, 2024

There could be several possibilities, but it would be hard to say for certain, as your photos did not come through. I could guess snails or slugs, though. It can be hard to spot them since they feed at night. There could be many culprits, though.

The spots could be some disease caused by the creature eating it. You may need to treat the area with a fungicide to keep this from spreading.

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