My Rose of Sharon Bushes have been covered with some fuzz and bugs.

by Nonie
Any idea what attacks Rose of Sharon bushes and what to do to get rid of them?
  4 answers
  • Rodger Tucker Rodger Tucker on Jun 08, 2017
    Depends on what they are really however..... Scatter / broadcast some "5% SEVIN Dust" . It will Safely take care of most any critter.

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    • Rodger Tucker Rodger Tucker on Jun 09, 2017
      I have also read that a mixture of dish soap & water will work too.(as a spray)

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 08, 2017
    Spray them down with a fungicide.There are many reasons,insects,weather being crazy,improper watering,

    • Nonie Nonie on Jun 08, 2017
      Thanks for the suggestion. I looked online and identified the infestation as Aphids. I totally sprayed my bushes with a mixture of lemon dish soap, listerine and water. The Listerine should act as a fungicide which I have used on other issues and worked exceptionally to save a pear tree. Have been taking care of these bushes for the past 37 years and never had this issue before. I thought Rose of Sharon bushes were the hardiest things ever. Thanks again.

  • Bob Clifton Bob Clifton on Jun 08, 2017
    spray with watered down milk 50%

  • Ell14409386 Ell14409386 on Jun 09, 2017
    Good Luck! It killed mine-given to me by a now deceased lovely friend. I miss her and it.
    Ellen T.