Problem with pachysandra

Asked October 8, 2017, 2:46 PM EDT

These (see photo) are covring many of my pachysandra plants. What are they and how can they be controlled?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

The is euonymus scale, a common problem with Japanese pachysandra. Scales are a type of insect with a protective covering. Here is our webpage about it, including management: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/euonymus-scale-shrubs

Pachysandra can co-exist with low levels of this scale.

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