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Could we have a photo of the adult viburnum beetle please. I have tiny holes in my V Plicatum Mary Milton but not seen the beetle itself or the larvae as yet.
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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,454

    Not found a picture of a Viburnum beetle, but can tell you that if your Viburnum has them then the leaves will smell absolutely disgusting (of dog muck0.

    Please, though, where did you get V.p.Mary Milton from? I have tried everywhere to see if it is available(UK) without success

  • Hello Berghill,

    Here is a list of suppliers of Viburnum plicatum. Many of them are supplying cultivars rather than the straight species, but cultivars often work better in gardens due to their breeding.

    Beverley Jones,

    There is a photo of the larvae in our feature on viburnum beetle in our problem pages. At this time of year it's the larvae that are causing the problem.

    Emma

    gardenersworld.com team

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,454

    Thank-you, but not one of those places sells Mary Milton. We have many of the other V. plcatum forms already. but not that one.

  • Could you please tell me if the VIBURNUM BEETLE will eat the leaves on my HYDRANGERS ?
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802
    michael neill wrote (see)
    Could you please tell me if the VIBURNUM BEETLE will eat the leaves on my HYDRANGERS ?


    Doubtful-why?

  • Because the leaves are full of holes

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802
    michael neill wrote (see)

    Because the leaves are full of holes


    Could be any number of pests-perhaps you have seen an intruder or could take a photo of the damage and post that here?

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    It may be flea beetle if there are lots of tiny little holes I sometimes get them on my plants. Horrible little critters.

  • Thank you ,but these are large holes

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Again a picture of the damage would help

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