Snowball Viburnum Bush Lost Its Leaves For A Few Weeks After Blooming And The Leaves Are Returning Again

Question From: L. House - Grantsville, Maryland, United States
Q: I have a snowball bush that has bloomed each year. This year the leaves came out and it developed flowers. After a few weeks the leaves began to die and fall off. The leaves were gone for a few weeks and now the leaves are returning slowly to the tree. What may have caused this and what can I do to treat the tree?

A: Your viburnum suffered an attack of Viburnum larvae. A yearly application of Bayer Tree and Shrub Insect Control should take care of the adult Viburnum beetles when they emerge in several weeks. Do not delay Best Nancy