Arthropod Pests of Boxwood
- Tiny fly present briefly in Spring
*Malathion or other spray at adult
- Silvering or loss of green depth
*Horticultural oil, Floramite, Hexygon, sprayed in spring season while mites active. Follow-up sprays may be required with oil.
- Characteristic cupping of terminal leaves
* Horticultural oil during crawler stage. Repeat 14
Eriophyid Mites (Eriophyes sp.)
-microscopic, elongated mites
*horticultural oil after bud break
- White, waxy, cap-shaped cover
* Horticultural oil during crawler stage; repeat treatment 14 days later
barberry, abelia, Ilex crenata
Growing boxwoods in NC Hort Note 8618
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Prepared by: S. B. Bambara, Extension Entomologists. Photos ©
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ENT/ort-135. April, 2005
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