Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle Disease


Anonymous added on September 7, 2011 | Answered

My crepe myrtle is weeping some kind of liquid. The leaves look like it has been raining and the base of the tree looks like I hosed the tree down. What is the problem?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 8, 2011

This is a sign of a pest infestation, either aphids or scale. The weeping substance is honeydew excreted from the bugs. Treat the tree with a pesticide. I prefer neem oil (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm), but any insecticide will fix the issue.

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