Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

TROUTVILLE, VA (Zone 7A)
Question by blt1998
February 7, 2009
Give me some names of shrubs that bloom, similar to the bush roses, but one that the Japanese Beetles doesn't particular like. The neighbor has crape myrtles all up the side of my yard and they are covered with Japanese Beetles so I'm taking up all my roses. Thanks.


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Answer from NGA
February 7, 2009

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Some the plants least attractive to Japanese Beetles include:
Magnolia sp. Magnolia
Cercis sp. Redbud
Cornus sp. Dogwood
Acer rubrum Red maple
Acer saccharinum Silver maple
Quercus rubrum Northern red oak
Quercus velutina Black oak
Quercus alba White oak
Acer negundo Boxelder
Euonymus alatus Burning bush and other types of euonymus
Ilex sp. Holly
Buxus sp. Boxwood
Tsuga sp. Hemlock
Fraxinus sp. Ash
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree, tulip poplar, yellow poplar
Secondary
Chamaecyparis sp. False cypress
Taxus sp. Yew
Juniperus sp. Juniper
Thuja sp. Arborvitae
Picea sp. Spruce
Pinus sp. Pine
Forsythia sp. Forsythia
Syringa sp. Lilac
Clematis sp. Clematis
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum
Hope this list helps!

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