What's your question? Ask

Mango Trees

Q.What Is This Vine Or Infection On This Julie Mango Tree? (pictures Included)

Zone Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean) | Jon-Paul added on November 13, 2019 | Answered

So this thing has been growing/wrapping around my grandma’s mango tree for years, and by the looks of it, I’d say it’s not good (although we’ve been eating the tree’s mangoes for years now and they’re delicious). Still, does any one have an idea as to what it is and/or how to get rid of it?

***Pictures included below***
2 pictures of the infection
2 pictures of the Julie mangoes (which seem to be unaffected)

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 14, 2019

It appears to be a type of Euonymous. They can be quite invasive and very difficult to get rid of. I would recommend keeping all vines cut, and apply round up, or any other strong herbicide DIRECTLY to the cut part of the vine, UNDILUTED, and with a paintbrush or other tool.

This will be the best way to get rid of it without harming anything else around.

Here is an article to help you get your mangoes back to health, and care for them properly once the pest is dead: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/mango/growing-mango-trees.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Mango Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert