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    Question

    My crape myrtle leaves are covered with these little white things. The leaves are discolored and mottled, not the normal green color. Do you know what this is and what can I do to help my crape myrtle?

    Answer

    It looks like your crape myrtle has developed black sooty mold. It was likely caused by aphids that were on your crape myrtle and it left a sticky residue.

    The good news is that you can treat black sooty mold so that your crape myrtle will be good as new. We recommend using a product like Bayer All-in-One Rose and Flower care. Bayer All-in-One is great because it controls insects, diseases and is a fertilizer:

    • Insect Control - Caterpillars (granules only), Japanese Beetles (adult), Aphids and other listed pests
    • Disease Control - Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Rust and Southern Blight
    • Fertilizer - Promotes strong roots and beautiful blooms

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