Holly bush disease or pest?

Asked June 14, 2020, 7:12 PM EDT

Trying to identify what these white things are on our holly bush. Appear to only be on stems. Are not on tree nearby. Pictures attached. How do we save bush?

Washington County Maryland

1 Response

This is cottony camellia scale, which is having a banner year.

Here's what to do: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/cottony-camellia-scale-shrubs

Ellen