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Keep Japanese Beetles at Bay

Japanese beetles are one of the most frustrating pests to deal with in a garden. In a single afternoon a swarm of beetles can take out an entire bush.

Thankfully, combating these problematic pests can be as simple as choosing the right plants which are resistant to Japanese beetles.

Here are the 10 best and 10 worst trees and shrubs to have in your yard if you have a Japanese beetle problem:

Best Plants:

  1. Magnolia
  2. Redbud
  3. Dogwood
  4. Red Maple
  5. Northern Red Oak
  6. Burning Bush
  7. Holly
  8. Boxwood
  9. Hemlock
  10. Ash

Worst Plants:

  1. American Linden
  2. Crabapple
  3. Apple
  4. Japanese Maple
  5. Norway Maple
  6. Rose
  7. Crape Myrtle
  8. Pin Oak
  9. Birch
  10. Cherry, Peach
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