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Mites on viburnum

B3B3 Posts: 27,334
Loads of tiny green mites on my viburnum and the leaves have gone a metallic goldish colour. Seems a bit late to do much about it now. Will it be ok next year?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    edited September 2021
    Sounds like Viburnum beetle - maybe?
    Rethink - they mainly eat the foliage, don't they?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,334
    I don't think it's the beetle. They're like the ones you get on indoor plants @Fairygirl.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    My sis had to hack back a mature viburnum a few years ago due to the beetle, but I thought she'd said the foliage had a sheen to it. I'm probably just mixing it up with something else.
    They stink too, when they really get going on a shrub. She said it was dire   :/

    I don't have any indoor plants any more.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,334
    No smell just hundreds of little insects on the underside of the leaves.. It was fine last week! The blossom seems unaffected.
    I'll leave it and hope for a hard winter to kill them.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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