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Answer: It sounds like you may have the webbing caterpillar on your Callistemon (bottlebrush). This pest most commonly affects Leptospermums (tea trees) and Melaleucas (honey myrtles), however, Callistemons are sometimes also affected.

We recommend pruning off the infected plant material, place them into a plastic sealed bag and put them into the rubbish bin. To control this pest we recommend spraying the plant with ‘Yates Success Ultra’. Feeding the plant will also assist with pest and disease resistance, we recommend applying ‘Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser’ as a complete, soil-conditioning fertiliser.

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