How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Cocculus—Cocculus laurifolius
Family Menispermaceae (Moonseed family)

Plant Identification

Cocculus is an evergreen shrub or tree.  Shrubs have many spreading stems.  Trees take on an umbrella shape.  Leaves are shiny and long with strong veins showing through.  Branches can be trained as vines.

Optimum conditions for growth

Cocculus trees or shrubs are good background plants or screens.  They do well in sun or shade and require regular amounts of water.  Regular pruning can restrain fast growth. 

Cocculus shrub
Cocculus shrub
Photo courtesy of the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum

 

Pests and disorders of Cocculus laurifolius

Invertebrates

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates

Leaves of cocculus
Leaves of Cocculus
Photo courtesy of the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum


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