Mystery insects on shrubs

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Date Photo Taken: 06/23/2014
Location: Rome, GA
Posted By: rome22


I don’t know the name of this shrub, but I have three of them in a semi-shaded area. Recently I discovered some tiny white things all over the leaves of each plant. The critters are affixed and do not move. Some leaves are turning yellow. Should I spray with an insecticide or what? Thank you for your help.


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Scale insect. Fall and winter dormant will help to control populations. After the fact check out this from the Guru:

    June 27th, 2014 at 2:59 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Oops! That would be dormant oil.

    June 27th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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