Aphids/Viburnam opulus - Knowledgebase Question

Middleboro, MA
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Question by bd3777
June 5, 2007
Is it true that Viburnam opulus (Snowball Bush) is prone to aphids. And if so, do deer feed on it? Is there a remedy?

Answer from NGA
June 5, 2007
Aphids do like viburnum opulus; encouraging lady bugs to visit your garden can keep the population under control, or you could try using insecticidal soap. It's been my experience that deer are not the least bit interested in snowball bush. I think the texture of the leaves deters them.

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