24 July 2011

Euonymus Scale on heat stressed plants

 Our Euonymus fortunei has enough water but can't overcome the extreme temperatures to protect itself from Euonymus Scale. And, the poor thing has a bad case.

The ladies are the brown bits and the gentlemen are the white ones.

The University of Kentucky Ag site has a good summary and advice for treatments.
Since I won't spray poisons during butterfly season, I'll cut it back to the trunk and do harsh water treatments to remove as much as possible until I can do more in early winter.

It can become invasive (Invasive.org) in some areas such as PA - also zone 7, but it has not in our yarden.

Spellchecker has some amusing alternative choices for Euonymus ;-)

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