Hydrangeas Have Holes - Knowledgebase Question

Geneva, IL
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Question by dianemaccioc
March 6, 2000
Our new hydrangea bushes planted last July eventually had alot of holes on the leaves and were quite unattractive throughout the growing season. They had white blooms and stood about 14 inches high. I'd like to have them looking better this season what can I do this spring to keep them healthy? They are planted in full sun. Thanks

Zone 6 Lehighton Pa
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A comment from zenkerchrissy
July 14, 2018
Has anyone helped you with your problem ? I also have holes in the leafs of my hydrangeas . Help please

Answer from NGA
March 6, 2000
In my experience it is somewhat unusual to have an insect problem on hydrangeas, so for a positive identification of the cause and suggested controls, if any, you might wish to take a sample to your County Extension office. Their telephone number is: 708-584-6166. In any case, to reduce chances of reinfestation next year, it would be a good idea to remove and destroy the spent leaves as they fall this autumn. Good luck with your hydrangeas!

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