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02:16PM, 06 Jan 2012
Answer: Hi Stefan, Your plant appears to have ‘di...
Category: Diseases
02:16PM, 06 Jan 2012
My WA woolly bush is suffering from dieback.


What is the best way to treat it and prevent it spreading to my other woolly bushes? I think a couple of my lucadendrums may also have succumbed.
Thanks, Emma

Submitted: 03:50PM, 14 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Emma,
Thank you for contacting Yates.

If the dieback is due to root rot, you may consider spray the bush with Yates Anti Rot, it is a systemic fungicide which is absorbed by the foliage and travels down to the roots, can be used on various plants to control phytophthora root rot, crown rot and collar rot. You can find more information at

Also, it’s important to improve soil drainage for natives, I suggest improving soil by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which is a manure based, certified organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Diseases
Tags: dieback, natives
Answered: 03:18PM, 16 Apr 2019


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