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what pests are eating my laburnum



Do you mean the wood (bark, branches)? As the tree is deciduous and currently leafless, I can only assume you do. What are the actual signs and symptoms?

9 Jan, 2012


The leaves were all eaten away before they had time to drop off. Thinking it was snails I put a ring of vaselene on the stem - but the leaves still were eaten. On examination - couldnt see any sign of insects. Thanks for responding. Margaretl

10 Jan, 2012


Ah, well hard to say what the problem was now the leaves are gone. Ask the question again, with photographs preferably, if you have the same problem this year.

10 Jan, 2012


Thanks - will send photos if it happens again this year.

10 Jan, 2012


Surprised at the laburnum query, as they are usually trouble free ... did you mean viburnum? I have found spraying with rose clear to be the best form of attack that works very well - when done regularly. Every time you spray your roses (if you have) then spray your viburnum. If you don't have roses, then spray with rose clear every few weeks early morning or late evening when there is no direct bright sunlight.

10 Jan, 2012


Thanks for your reply - it is a young laburnum tree which has had its leaves eaten,

11 Jan, 2012


I live to learn another day! Must be a beetle or caterpillar of some sort ... ?

11 Jan, 2012


Thanks very much. regards margaretl

11 Jan, 2012


Hello, after asking at my local garden centre, they recommend you check out the following website, with regards to aphids and thrips on viburnums ... Hope this helps.

15 Jan, 2012


Thankyou Avkq47 - will certainly do that.

15 Jan, 2012


Sorry ... laburnums is what I meant, not viburnums!! :-)

16 Jan, 2012


Yes - I gathered that - thanks for reply

17 Jan, 2012

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