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Pests on Callistemon

Posted by pennyw74 NSW (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 3:20

Hi

My callistemon is being attacked by pests and I'm really not sure what they are and then how to treat it.

Could somebody please help?

I have attached photos.

Thanks

Penny


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

Here is another photo of a different stem. It's happening on most of the bush.


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

Those black spots on the leaves appear to be hard scales; native honeyeaters often keep them under control on callistemons but their absent can lead to infestations that can be difficult to control. Ongoing spraying with a white-oil mixture is the usual treatment, but the coverage over the insects must be thorough.
B.


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

I dunno, sometimes I type out a response/message press the right butoons, come back the next day and it hasn't worked. My fault or this sometimes unstable site?
Anyway, I agree with Ted except I thought that black scale was 'hard' scale, not that it makes any difference the remedy is the same. My reference (Encyclopedea of Aus Gardening) says that native honey-eater birds usually keep the scales under control. Do you have any of those about, pennyw?
B.


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

Hi funnelweb, I have just posted more photos in the other Australian Native Plants forum of more pests I've found on my callistemon - what do you think they are?


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

I'll go have a look, see if I can find it.


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

Its Psyllid. It common in lilly pillys.You can treat with Confidor before the new growth sprouts. It will kill off the scale to. Affected foliage can be trimmed off or left if u dont mind its appearance.

Tim


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RE: Pests on Callistemon

It that a Fireball Callistemon?


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