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pennymaxpennymax Posts: 55

Hi,   When i purchased this young twisted Hazel it was growing fine.   I re-potted it and all seemed well for a while, that is, until i noticed that the the odd leaf start to turn brown.  I have noticed on the underside of the damaged leafs there are lots of  what looks like tiny grains of rice. image

Can anyone tell me what they are and is there anything i can do to to stop them doing more damage.  All help and Advice appreciated. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,279

    It sounds like one of the various varieties of Scale Insect ... some info and advice here 

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  • pennymaxpennymax Posts: 55

    Thank you Dovefromabove  for you help,

      I have had a look at the links which you attached but  they are not like the ones on my Twisted Hazel.  I have tried to upload some pics to help identify the type of insects, but my pics  for some reason will not upload. The insects on my shrub look like minute grains of rice.  

    Thanks again.

    Sorry about the pics.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,279

    Unfortunately there's a glitch on the forum preventing pictures from uploading properly ... the team are aware and hopefully it will be sorted soon.

    There are various types of scale insect ...  perhaps it's Euonymus scale. ... scroll down a bit ...

    they don't just restrict themselves to the plants they're named after image

    Last edited: 11 July 2017 14:52:41

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  • pennymaxpennymax Posts: 55


    Hi Dovefromfromabove,

     Thank you for your recent link which has helped to identified these unwanted invaders.

    Could you advise me what type of treatment to use to eradicate these unwanted insects before they do more damage........Thank you.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,849

    They look more like whitefly. I would give the whole plant a spray with a systemic insecticide such as Provado bug killer.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,555

    And a feed of liquid tomato or seaweed to boost it and then get it outside in the air.  These things are outdoor plants that need ventilation to do well.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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