Boxwood Shrubs

Wooly Aphid on Box


easterhol4 added on June 4, 2016 | Answered

How do I get rid of wooly aphid on my box bushes? I've read this wooly aphid only occurs on ageing apples trees and its not listed on the long list of bugs that eat box. There is no damage as yet to my bushes. But there is wool in every single leaf base with one or two aphids next to the wool.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2016

Wooly Aphids can be found on shrubs, including Boxwood.

Neem Oil is a good treatment for Wooly Aphid and most sucking insects.
Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/boxwood/controlling-boxwood-insects.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/woolly-aphid-control.htm

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LuvaLeigh
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2016

An insecticidal soap or neem oil will alleviate your problem.

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