What's your question? Ask

Broom Plants

Q.Will My Broom Live?

Zone 91360 | ugh added on August 19, 2022 | Answered

It went from beautiful to dying in a week or little more. It had a massive infestation of caterpillars I didn’t see until it was over half eaten. Over a few days I picked what hopefully is all of them off. It looks awful. Any chance it’ll live?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 22, 2022

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage. Being an invasive species, it should be able to withstand severe damage, but continued stripping of foliage will kill it off.

As long as you can get a grip on those caterpillars, I think it can have a chance to recover. A wonderful bacteria that is harmless to us, but devastating for caterpillars will be Bacillus thuringiensis. This is what I would recommend.




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...
Broom Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

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