Yaupon Disease

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Date Photo Taken: February 3, 2012
Location: Byron, GA
Posted By: Hagar

Notes:

I couldn’t figure out how to submit this as a question. I have a Yaupon that was healthy for several years. About 2 years ago this problem started. The young leaves looked like they were folded togetherlike a taco. In the winter they die (see those on the end of the branch in the picture). Some of the berries turn black and shrivel. I talked to the county agent and he suggested an insecticide. It seems to be contagious since a Yaypon near it also showed the same symptoms.
Does anyone know what this is or how to control it.

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Some days I’m convinced I have Alzheimers disease (where did I leave my keys?, what’s that plant with the yellow flower?)

    And then there are days when I can remember an obscure thing from years ago….

    you have yaupon psyllid

    see http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/yaupon-holly-psyllid-gall/

    February 23rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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