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Disease on Blue Lilly Pilly

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I've got a number of Blue Lilly Pilly's that are continuing to grow very well, although they are occasionally attacked by some kind of disease or insect on the leaf.

Can you advise of the best (and friendliest) method of treating this?

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Ben Reyneke says...
I've got a number of Blue Lilly Pilly's that are continuing to grow very well, although they are occasionally attacked by some kind of disease or insect on the leaf.
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Kath says...
These a psyllids, have a look at this from the Burkes Backyard Web site.

http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2001/archives/2001_archives/in_the_garden/flowering_plants_and_shrubs/best_lilly_pilly_varieties

The lilly pilly psyllid (Trioza eugeniae) is a tiny native insect related to cicadas. The immature psyllids or nymphs feed inside the leaves. They settle in one spot then embed themselves in the leaf, forming a lump or pimple. This is a disfiguring problem and the last thing you want to see on your stylish hedge or topiary. Some lilly pillies are not worried by the pimple psyllid. The most resistant varieties are Acmena smithii and Syzygium luehmannii. Those that most readily show signs of attack are Syzygium paniculatum types including 'Lillyput'. Waterhousea floribunda is also susceptible. Plants in nurseries don't usually show signs of psyllid damage as they are sprayed regularly as a protective measure. As the pest is inside the leaf, contact sprays are not effective. Control is usually gained with a systemic spray such as Confidor.
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Phil says...
Thanks Kath, this is very interesting. Infact, I think I'll leave them alone!

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1st March 2008 6:58am
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Anonymous says...
have stands of lilly pilly trees along fence line about 5 years old.
leaves are browning off and one tree is loosing a lot of foliage .
at this time of the year not using drip water rely on rains
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1st October 2008 3:13pm
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nath says...
have got 9 lilly pillies as a hedge in the front yard and it appears something something is eating them at random on different sections of the tree, almost as if something has sucked the life out of them in parts from top to bottom.thank you.
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katie says...
I do garden maintenance and have several clients with this problem oonn their acmena hedge. i Have used confidor and it doesnt seem to touch it are there any other ideas as it looks terrible and I would never recommend this hedging because of it even though I love the option in general
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April says...
My lilly pillys along a fence line are dyring off (brown foliage) and leaves are falling off. Any one suggest how to get them back and well again?
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Joseph says...
Hi,once the leafs are "infected" there's nothing you can do about it,however they will still survive. For the future - I've used Confidor and White Oil sprayed on the young leafs before the fungus or bacteria gets in,and apparently it worked.That was my experience,I hope it will work for you too.

Regards

Joseph
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morningside says...
April
I am having exactly the same problem in Brisbane. Would be interested to see what this brown leaf dropping is?
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Lee says...
I have soft white (looks like cotton balls) on some branches of tree, does anyone know what it could be and what treatment. Tree is otherwise very healthy
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Libor says...
April, morningside,

I am having the same problem, I found some information on this link, which looks exactly like the same problem.

http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=14341

Hope it helps.
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5th March 2010 11:57pm
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Lilly says...
My brand new adult lilly pilly has browned ALL OVER after having been planted for just over a week. Did your lime sulphur treatment work? Please let me know. I will try anything as I paid a high price for this mature plant!
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Neil says...
Lee,

Did you ever find out what the " soft white cotton balls" were on the lilly pilly? I have the same problem...

kind thanks

Neil
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10th October 2010 2:30pm
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Andrew says...
Has anyone discovered what the white 'cotton balls" on the lilly pilly stems are, and how to treat (hedge otherwise healthy)?
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amanda says...
Cushiony/cottony scale? Eco-oil is a good white oil to try when the weather is warmer - less likely to burn the leaves (but be careful)

I often find I get this when a plant is under water stress? Does anyone else find this?
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Carol says...
I have several trees with leaves black, yet still growing. Would white oil help?
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Noeleen says...
I have 8 standard Lilly Pilly bushes and notice that one has black spots on top side of leaves, yellowing and then fall off. It is the only one that this is happening t0o, please help
Thank you Noeleen
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