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Anna
Medium_capture Our Illy Pilly trees are dying. Please help!

Three weeks ago we have moved in into an apartment that has illy pillys on the tarrace. They grow in the pots ( 90 cm long, 30 cm wide, 50 cm deep. Two plants per pot). I'm not sure how old they are,and when were they planted, but each tree is about 1m tall. They have plenty of sun
( Nothern/Estern aspect).
About 10 days ago I've noticed that the leaves on some plants are turning yellow, then brown and then become very dry. There is some discoloration on them, and few white balls on the branches, but not too much.
We watered the plants about twice a week. I am very worried that they are dying. What could be the reason? Please help!

Massive thanks
Anna

Submitted: 09:25AM, 02 May 2019
Answer: Hi Anna,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The white blob looks like white wax scales which is a type of sap-sucking insect and causing the diebacks. I would suggest to prune off any brown leaves and stems, spray the whole tree with Pest Oil and feed with Dynamic lifter liquid.

Click here for more info on this product:
http://www.yates.com.au/products/pest-control/insects-ready-to-use/pest-oil-ready-to-use/

http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/dynamic-lifter-liquid-concentrate

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Diseases
Answered: 10:10AM, 07 May 2019

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