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Clayton
Hi, I have a Murraya hedge that keeps dying back in some sections. Do you have any suggestions?

After some research I believe it is being attacked by a stem borer. I have bought some confidor concentrate, and have applied it a few times to the foliage at the rate of 5ml per litre with some dishwashing detergent. Does this sound correct? Also, should I apply it to the surrounding soil also? Can you recommend a fertiliser to apply to the hedge as well as any other tips you can think of, thanks for your help!

Submitted: 07:40AM, 02 May 2019
Answer: Hi Clayton,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a product that is registered to treat the borers in your tree. The best advice that we can provide is to try and cut them out where you can. Arborists can assist you further with advanced trees as they have the products that you may need for your plants.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Pests
Tags: borer, murraya
Answered: 05:27PM, 04 May 2019

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