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SHB Reproductive Hosts

See signs of SHB infestation in most of the species listed below. 

Host List

Susceptible to ISHB/FD (may cause tree death)

  1. Acer buergerianum - Trident maple
  2. Acer macrophyllum - Big leaf maple*
  3. Acer negundo - Box elder*
  4. Parkinsonia aculeata - Palo verde
  5. Platanus racemosa – California sycamore*
  6. Platanus x hispanica - London plane
  7. Populus fremontii – Fremont cottonwood*
  8. Populus nigra - Black poplar*
  9. Populus trichocarpa - Black cottonwood*
  10. Quercus lobata - Valley oak*
  11. Quercus robur - English oak
  12. Ricinus communis - Castorbean
  13. Salix gooddingii - Black willow*
  14. Salix laevigata - Red willow*
  15. Salix lasiolepis - Arroyo willow*

Less susceptible to ISHB/FD (causes branch dieback), and/or the beetle commonly colonizes at the margin of canker diseases.

  1. Acacia melanoxylon - Australian blackwood
  2. Acacia - Acacia
  3. Acer paxii -Evergreen maple
  4. Aesculus californica - California buckeye*
  5. Ailanthus altissima - Tree of heaven
  6. Albizia julibrissin - Mimosa
  7. Alectryon excelsus - Titoki
  8. Alnus rhombifolia - White alder*
  9. Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - King palm
  10. Baccharis salicifolia - Mule fat*
  11. Bauhinia variegata - Purple orchid tree
  12. Brachychiton populneus – Kurrajong
  13. Camellia semiserrata - Camellia
  14. Castanospermum australe - Moreton Bay chestnut
  15. Casuarina equisetifolia - Australian pine tree 
  16. Cercidium floridum - Blue palo verde*
  17. Cercidium sonorae - Brea
  18. Cocculus laurifolius - Laurel leaf snail seed tree
  19. Cupaniopsis anacardioides - Carrotwood
  20. Dombeya cacuminum - Strawberry tree
  21. Erythrina caffra - Coast coral tree
  22. Erythrina coralloides - Coral tree
  23. Erythrina falcata - Brazilian coral tree
  24. Eucalyptus ficifolia - Red flowering gum
  25. Fagus crenata - Japanese beech
  26. Ficus altissima - Council tree
  27. Ficus carica - Black mission fig
  28. Gleditsia triacanthos - Honey locust
  29. Harpullia pendula - Tulip wood
  30. Howea forsteriana - Kentia palm
  31. Ilex cornuta - Chinese holly
  32. Jacaranda mimosifolia - Jacaranda
  33. Acer palmatum- Japanese maple
  34. Koelreuteria bipinnata -Chinese flame tree
  35. Liquidambar styriciflua - American sweet gum
  36. Magnolia grandiflora - Southern magnolia
  37. Magnolia virginiana - Sweet bay
  38. Persea americana - Avocado
  39. Platanus mexicana - Mexican sycamore
  40. Prosopis articulata – Mesquite*
  41. Pterocarya stenoptera - Chinese wingnut
  42. Quercus agrifolia - Coast live oak *
  43. Quercus chrysolepis - Canyon live oak*
  44. Quercus engelmannii - Englemann oak*
  45. Quercus suber - Cork oak
  46. Salix babylonica - Weeping willow
  47. Spathodea campanulata - African tulip tree
  48. Tamarix ramosissima - Tamarisk
  49. Wisteria floribunda - Japanese wisteria
  50. Xylosa congestum - Dense logwood / shiny xylosma