Daphne odors caterpillar infestation

Asked July 24, 2020, 12:29 PM EDT

Hi, my Daphne has a pretty severe caterpillar infestation that is consuming all the new growth. Do you know how I can control for this? I love the plant but I don't love chemical pesticides. Thank you

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

https://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort/landscape/common/landscape-caterpillar

After researching Daphne Odora problems I observed that caterpillars were not considered one of its pests. I did notice that it was a plant that had required continued maintenance and did not survive over a 7-10 year period (I personally experienced first hand) and had the habit of dying suddenly to boot. Thus I included a general reference to caterpillars their removal and associated issues. Best of Luck!