Lilac Borer Pests: Learn How To Get Rid Of Lilac Borers

The lilacs are one of the most beautiful trees in Japan. They are also among the most popular with tourists. Many people visit Japan just to see these trees, so it’s important that they don’t become victims of Japanese lilac borer pests!

Japanese lilacs are susceptible to several types of damage from Japanese lilac borers. Some of them include:

Leaves may turn yellow or brown.

Small white spots appear on leaves.

Stems may die back completely.

Barking and twigs may fall off completely.

Foliage may wilt or drop out entirely (see photo).

In severe cases, the tree will not grow at all! If you live near a lilac, you’ll want to learn what to do if your tree becomes infested with Japanese lilac borers.

What Are Japanese Lilacs?

Japanese lilies are native to Japan and Asia. They have been cultivated since ancient times. These plants produce small flowers which bloom only once every few years. The flower petals are usually red, but they can be any color.

Lilac Borer Pests: Learn How To Get Rid Of Lilac Borers |

There are only two different types of lilies that are native to the region: the common lira and the smaller red lily. The red lily is the most popular for a number of reasons:

It has a pleasant smell. It’s more resistant to pests than other types of lilies. It blooms more readily than other types of lilies.

The red lily’s scientific name is Lilium aurantium var. quadrivalutn.

Sources & references used in this article:

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Sex pheromone traps: a breakthrough in controlling borers of ornamental trees and shrubs by DG Nielson – J. Arboric, 1978 –

Lilac Borer/Ash Borer by E Day – 2020 –

Lilac-Ash Borer by RS Davis, T Beddes, JB Karren – 2010 –

Studying biology and control of borers attacking woody plants by DG Nielsen – Bulletin of the ESA, 1981 –

A guide to the clearwing borers (Sesiidae) of the north central United States by WH Taft, D Smitley, JW Snow – 1991 –



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