Virginia Creeper Plants
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virginia creeper insects, whiteflies?

Zone 7? In mountains by mount shasta, Northern CA | Anonymous added on September 7, 2016 | Answered

I have a beautiful VC. This year it turned brown in late summer. If I shake it, bugs fly everywhere. And the sound is horrible. It is over my fish pond and fountain. If I cut it back very low, will the bugs leave? After winter will it be healthy? Please advise. Thank you

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 7, 2016

You can cut the plant back but I would treat with Neem Oil.
Do this weekly until the fall. This will take care of insects and fungus issues and is safe for people, pets and beneficial bugs.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/virginia-creeper/virginia-creeper-maintenance.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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