My hydranga bushes along my house and along my brick retaining wall have webs...

Asked August 4, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

My hydranga bushes along my house and along my brick retaining wall have webs on the base of their stems which I assume are from some insect. I don't see any insects but 2 of my plants seem to be suffering from this. What is it? and what should I do?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

What kind of hydrangea are they? Are they in full sun or shaded by the wall. How old are they and how often do you water them? The webs at the base are probably from a spider of some sort. Does the web have a hole in it that looks like an entrance to the web? Spider mites would be located under the leaf surface. Could you send a photo?