weeping pussywillow - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Valery Leonard
cranford, Ne
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Question by Valery
September 3, 2009
Leaves are falling and being eaten. What attacts this plant??Help


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Answer from NGA
September 3, 2009

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There are a host of beetles and their larvae that find willow leaves inviting. Without being able to inspect the plant, I can't suggest a control. If caterpillars are evident, Dipel or Thuricide will control them. If beetles are on the leaves, you may be able to knock them off with a strong stream of water or to use a Neem Oil based insecticide labeled for ornamental use against beetles. Good luck with your pussywillow.

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