Fuchsia Pest Alert
Fuchsia gall mite was first detected in 2007 in the British mainland of Hampshire when samples of distorted fuchsia were sent to RHS Advisory Services. Further outbreaks have been found since then spreading from Kent to Devon, with another in Hampshire this year. These microscopic mites feed in the plant’s tips and flower buds, causing distorted growth. Although garden plants will have now died off, check glasshouse fuchsias. The most effective way to prevent the spread of the mites is to destroy the already infected plants and clean your glasshouse/greenhouse shelves and floor.
If you would like more information on Fuchsias in general or advice on how to prevent the pest then Blue Iris Landscapes is more than happy to help, so please contact us on one of the numbers on our contacts page to speak to a member of the Blue Iris Landscapes staff. We look forward to hearing from you!