Broom Plants

Spanish Broom Plants


Anonymous added on September 26, 2015 | Answered

I planted four Spanish brooms in March and they are just now starting to do well. However, I noticed a bunch of new sprouts looking dead and upon a closer look saw numerous very small little yellow/black caterpillars that had invaded. I have been unable to find out what these are, but I was told that an insecticidal soap would take care of the problem. Would you agree with this advice. Thank you.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 28, 2015

Yes, insecticidal soap should work fine. You may also want to consider using neem oil or Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis). Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/prevent-caterpillars.htm

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