I have started a Wisteria on my front porch railing. - Knowledgebase Question

Chesnee, So
Question by becca2184
August 22, 2009
It is in it's second year and growing well. However I noticed on the new growth there was some sort of white or light green critters. They are completely covered. I immediately cut off all of the wisteria that was infected. What is this and how do I keep it from coming back?

Answer from NGA
August 22, 2009


White or green critters on the new growth are probably aphids. You can wait until ladybugs find out they are there and come in droves to feed on them, or you can spray the aphids with insecticidal soap. Cutting off the foliage is a bit drastic. Aphids are common on new growth and you can discourage them by hosing them off with a strong stream of water, or with applications of insecticidal soap. Best wishes with your wisteria.

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