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White Flies/Black Leaf

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by bamaflgator gardener on July 10, 2006 11:44 AM
i have black scaly stuff on the leaves of my crepe myrtle (natchez)...I think it could be white flies??...any suggestions on what to do to get rid of them????


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by debnoel on July 11, 2006 11:17 AM
I have a gardenia that is prone to white fly and when I see it I use an insecticidal soap on it. I spray in the morning or after the sun goes down. I also make sure I get the underside of the leaves. I would spray it again in a week. 2 or 3 cycles of the gets rid of them. I've never seen black scaly stuff, so are you sure that it is white fly? Good luck.
by dodge on July 13, 2006 01:17 PM

White fly is just that.. I lays white eggs on the leaves..Underside and the leave will turn brown , fill with holes and wont leave.

Black is something else.


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by TulsaRose on July 13, 2006 10:50 PM
Could be Sooty Mold caused by aphids or other type insects. This website for Ohio State University has all the info you'll need... Sooty Mold.

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