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23/05/2012 at 20:32
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.

24/05/2012 at 10:11

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

24/05/2012 at 12:54

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 team

24/05/2012 at 14:48

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.

20/09/2012 at 11:20
Could you please tell me if the VIBURNUM BEETLE will eat the leaves on my HYDRANGERS ?
20/09/2012 at 13:39
michael neill wrote (see)
Could you please tell me if the VIBURNUM BEETLE will eat the leaves on my HYDRANGERS ?


20/09/2012 at 16:51

Because the leaves are full of holes

20/09/2012 at 16:53
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?

20/09/2012 at 17:20

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

20/09/2012 at 19:22

Thank you ,but these are large holes

20/09/2012 at 19:23

Again a picture of the damage would help

22/09/2012 at 11:40

Hope this will throw some light on the subject.  many thanks

22/09/2012 at 11:56

That looks a lot more like snail/slug damage to me-have you noticed any slime trails-did you take any precautions against attack?

Is it in a pot or in the ground?

23/09/2012 at 10:06

I think you are right, i have not seen any slime trails or any slug/snails or any other insect. I am thinking because the damage is so severe it is more than likely slug?snails.So is it slug/snail night brigade at work,gone by morning.Interesting i have 2 pots with hydrangers in and dont have any damage to them, what i find strange is ,these hydrangers have been in the garden for many years and have never been attacked like this before.I do have slug?snails in my garden and do put pellets down in the summer,but have not for the last few weeks, and thats where i have failed,but why did this attack never happen before? the only consolation is the leaves will be falling off soon. Many thanks.

23/09/2012 at 10:50

Have a look tonight- after dark it is going to be a wet day so the army will be on patrol-you may catch them on manoeuvres


23/09/2012 at 15:00

Weevil's I think ,my tree was killed by these little pests.


24/09/2012 at 10:43

I will let you know if i arrest any captain.

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