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Garden Pests and Diseases: Scales on my 4 cordons.

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Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 29, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9142901

I have been battling scale on my crotons for a while and am losing. Recently purchased Sevin, per HD, and I can't really say that it is doing the job.

Is there any systemic that would work? Or what should I use?

Please help.

Thanks,

Hap
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

May 30, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9145531

Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub (or the generic equivalent) should do the trick.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 31, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9145832

I thank you so much, my plants thank you so much.

Hugs,

Hap

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9145839

i get rid of scale with a generic cooking spray like pam. it smothers the scale very well. it's possible that it will lose leaves but they will come back.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 31, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9146321

WOW, tracks. who would have thunk?

Thanks,

Hap

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9146354

:-)
mperlmutter
Franklin, TN

June 4, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9151880

Brown scale is the adult form. You need to treat when you see the fleshy greenish young ones. Also I would use some of the oils that are available at your garden shop. You need to stay on them as they can be very hard to eliminate. I would remove leaves with heavy infestations then treat.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 5, 2012
4:29 AM

Post #9152880

pm,

Unfortunate.y, on one bush that would be almost all the leaves? UGH!!!

Have to get under the leave for the tiny things, right?

Hap

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9152968

it's easier just to trim them back and spray the stems. i've totally stripped mine like this before and the new leaves come out fast and healthy.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 5, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9152975

Ouch, that is going to hurt. I have four in large pots around the pool and they are beautiful. Have to think about having for pots of stems!!!!!

Thanks

Hap

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