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Could anyone give me any insight into what garden pest eats the leaves on Viburnum.

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Viburnum beetle is the most likely

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    You will struggle-a chemical spray is more effective

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  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    Viburnam beetle and larvae shreds the leaves like Snails do. If it is wedges cut out of the sides of the leaves then it may be Vine Weevil.

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I tried various methods on my virburnum . It was completely eaten and looked really unslightly so bit the bullet and dug it out.  Put an acer Golden Dream in it's place as someone said I may have the same problem if I planted another virburnum. Think mine was Eve Price.

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes North East Derbyshire Posts: 2,053

    I've had beetle attack on my Eve Price for several yrs now. Am lucky in that the shrub is not next to a path/window, so I can chose to ignore the damage.

    Luckily some yrs are worse than others. I read somewhere that new foliage, such as post pruning is more suceptible to attack. J.

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